Another round-up. Nothing too interesting. I haven't had much desire to cook lately. I bought some stuff to make seitan piccata but just ended up eating the seitan cold with mustard and the last of the cranberry sauce. The parsley is languishing in the fridge, and that all sort of sums up things around here of late.
And not food:
The people next door have a hen house and their chickens escaped this morning into our yard! You can't see one of them, but there were five of them in the yard and one still in the coop. The downstairs neighbors have dogs that I didn't want to come out and terrorize the birds nor did I want them to eat something gross or poisonous (there's rat poison out there). Greg told me to yell out the window into the yard to see if anyone would come out! I felt like a crazy person screaming to no one, "Your chickens are loose!" I ended up going into the building next door and I finally ran into a guy who knew how to contact the girls who take care of the chickens. I didn't see anyone come to get them but I guess eventually they made their way back to the cage. Maybe I didn't need to worry so much about them and the birds are smarter than I gave them credit for but you never know.