I've got a deadline on another essay and this one is more confusing than before... If anyone is an expert on Erving Goffman, please let me know.
And you know how it is when you're really up against it, anything seems more attractive than the work you meant to be doing. I've been looking for excuses and distractions to get away from my computer and today many house chores suddenly took top priorities. My most legitimate distraction however was cooking dinner because obviously I've got to eat to get more energy so that I can concentrate more (yeah, right!).
I marinated the chicken drumsticks in the afternoon (part of the distraction) to really get the flavours going. In a shallow dish, start by mixing the marinade: 80ml Worcestershire sauce, 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup, 2 teaspoons English mustard powder, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, a tablespoon apricot jam and 1 finely chopped onion. Add 8 chicken drumsticks and coat well in the marinade (you could leave it in the fridge overnight if you wish). In a roasting tin, put a tablespoon or so of garlic oil and arrange the drumsticks in the tin and pour over any remaining marinade. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour in 200 C preheated oven, basting once or twice or three times (and yet another distractions, still legitimate of course). The chicken will take on beautiful dark colour and the sauce will become sweet and sticky. I reckon this will be a great marinate for ribs too. Yum!
Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the dish because I thought I'm not gonna post anything today, but hey, I needed the distraction. If you really want to see a picture, you can go to page 47 of Nigella Kitchen.
Back to work... well, after washing the dishes and a cup of tea I think. :)