Hatches are Battened
So apparently there’s a storm a ‘comin to town. And yet, here we are in the city of refuge (Atlanta) and we’re being told to “Batten Down the Hatches.” Some city of refuge. Aside from this, can we discuss why this term is used so much…or at all? That and “Hunkering Down.” Can’t we just say “Close the windows and secure loose items?” IMHO, these two terms should be filed in the “Moist,” “Ping” and “Slacks” category. If you need a refresher on this, see previous post.
What does “Hunker Down” even mean anyway? Because this is what comes to my mind:
While we’re contemplating this, can we discuss why weathermen don’t utilize green screens more in their reports during weather “events?” After all, if we’re being told to evacuate, shouldn’t they stay safe while still being able to scare the living daylights out of us? The green screen is a brilliant meteorological tool that has the capacity to do just that. Yet it’s highly underutilized.
But while we’re waiting for our impending doom, it’s always a good idea to do two things: cook and drink. Not necessarily in that order. I’m exhausted from all of my hunkering so I’ll just cut right to the recipe. It’s damn good.
This dish lasts for days and can be eaten hot or cold so if your power goes out you’re in good shape for food! I like this dish so much because it’s got all of the flavor but it’s much healthier with the quinoa! Stay safe everyone!!!
Aroz Con Pollo with Quinoa