Missing my daughters has probably been the hardest part of quarantine. We finally decided to try a socially distanced meal as both my older daughters always appreciate my cooking. It was better than I could have expected.
As states open more and ours, in particular, continue to see rising case numbers, we are not any more inclined to join the masses who seem to be pretending the pandemic is over. I empathize with business owners who are having to make tough decisions once again on how and when to reopen. I lean … Continue reading Quarantine Week 15
So, I spend a ton of time trying to figure out how to feed my family nutritious and exciting meals. Some days, that can be a positive experience, and others it is a major heartache. First, we have a 10-year-old. Any parents out there know that kids are notoriously frustrating when it comes to food. … Continue reading Stop People Pleasing and Just Cook!
This post is being published a bit later than normal, but yes, we are still quarantining. We adopting two beautiful kittens on the 24th. That would be the day I would normally finish out this weekly blog, so I was a bit distracted. But I did keep cooking...when not playing with the kittens. Thursday (6/18) … Continue reading Quarantine Week 13
I got a little distracted as we are currently trying to adopt new kittens, but here is week 12 of our quarantine cooking life.
We are still quarantining here in Chicago. Our city has entered "Phase 3" of reopening. This means people are flocking to restaurants with outdoor dining and getting their hair cut. We are not ready to take the risks involved with those activities, given the number of experts we still hear using the words "we don't … Continue reading Quarantine Week 11
Some people have been eagerly awaiting the chance to go out to eat and are flocking to restaurants offering outside dining. I am not one of them. The image is my current version of "eating out".
Week 10 is a little later than planned, but this time it was my editor who was busy. How dare he think his actual work was more important. Kidding, he's wonderful.
We are still going on this quarantine ride. I feel like this diary, along with my calendar I use to menu plan, will probably be souvenirs we have to explain to our grandchildren someday.
A recent blog I read and a lot of the arguing I see online and hear about on the news and radio recently got me thinking about what I miss since this pandemic started. We've been on lock-down for about 72 days now, so just over two months. We are more fortunate than many as … Continue reading What’s missing?