It is still chilly enough here to enjoy the fireplace morning and evening.
I had just carried in buckets of logs and put a few on the fire when I sat down to be sure the fire was burning correctly before I walked into the kitchen. I sat where there was very little space between the end of the couch and me. Elsa managed to fit herself into that very little space. :)
As I mentioned a few days ago, our daughter, Catherine, is doing our grocery shopping for us during this stay-at-home time. She came in a few days ago all excited and announced, "I scored some chicken!"
She made this marvelous Chicken Marsala that reminded us the same dish we enjoyed while aboard Royal Caribbean ships.
She made the chicken and the potatoes separately in two crock posts so that she could go to her office for a few hours. She owns her own building so is able to shelter in place there. She is postponing client meetings until the social distancing instructions are lifted. See my "aside" below.
When she came home she made brussel sprouts with bacon. Oh, so good!
The chicken breast was served on top of the mashed potatoes. That chicken breast was so big that the pups each got a nice taste.
Stay safe, stay well, stay strong!
An aside: Catherine and I are members of the American Institute of CPAs. All members were asked to write to the Treasury Secretary last week asking for the tax filing deadline to be
delayed to match the tax payment due date that had already been
extended. The next day, the President extended the filing deadline.
This is very important to CPAs and tax preparers who have to meet with
clients during tax season to be able to prepare returns by tax
deadlines. Thanks to the President's order, we can now keep our CPAs
and their clients safer from the Corona Virus. Thank you, Mr. President. We appreciate your listening to concerns and your leadership in these trying times.
This is a zoomed image of a possum in the next yard from us. Our pups made sure to let us (and the entire neighborhood) know she was there early one morning.
Since she's out in the daytime, she probably has a passel of babies so is looking for food. After I got these shots she went through an opening in the fence on the right side, then disappeared into a wooded area to the left of the stone benches. We've seen possums here often during the years. They eat all kinds of things we don't want around including slugs and ticks so we politely leave them alone.