With a clear sky, temperatures in the 60s (°F), it was a perfect evening to have a simple dinner outside. Bug made a quick dinner of breaded pan fried chicken, roasted asparagus and potatoes, and steamed green beans.
Breading for the chicken is simple and flavorful -- salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder. I added beni shoga (red pickled ginger) to my plate for color and a sour, peppery ginger snap.
While eating outside means not having to be within a few feet of a television or monitor, but living in the city one contends with the sound of cars, people screaming, horns honking, brakes squealing, and so on. I'm sure it's a lot more peaceful in the countryside. Any time unplugged is good.