Awesome Sunset

by Kathleen

IMG_0826{Mark Rothko-esque sunset at Heath}

I wanted to share these awesome pictures of our sunset taken yesterday evening after dinner. The Mid-Atlantic was caught in drenching, windswept rain from a cold front that moved from the west and merged with lingering moisture of Tropical Storm Karen. Alerts were being sent very early in the day to warn of possible flooding and tornados.

By midday the rain was producing vast rivers of water and made the loudest sound ever heard, when it battered against the roof. Talk about rainy days and Mondays, but all I could think of was what comfort food I would prepare for dinner.

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IMG_1882{Sunset after the storm}

On cold and rainy days the perfect comfort food for me consist of potatoes, eggs and a bit of chicken. I came home from work and prepped my ingredients for a savory chicken hash. I began peeling and dicing potatoes, and then chopped onions and bell peppers with a few cloves of garlic. There were a few chicken breast that I cubed and placed in a bowl to season with salt, pepper and thyme. In a pan I put a dollop of canola oil and a tablespoon of butter to stir-fry the chicken until golden brown. Once the chicken was cooked I placed it in a bowl to stay warm, while pan-frying the potatoes. When the potatoes were semi-browned I placed the onions and peppers into the pan, along with the garlic, and tasted for seasoning. The chicken was placed back into the pan and mixed in with the potatoes. Several eggs were prepared over easy, which would top off the meal, along with a few slices of wheat toast and a touch of butter…. this meal was shear heaven!!!

As we were finishing the meal my brother looked out the window and noticed the sky trying to clear, and said that I needed to take a picture of those glorious colors.

Enjoy,

K