Well, it's the end of July, and we're still quarantining. The governor and the mayor of our city are both threatening to re-institute some of the more severe restrictions as the numbers continue to rise again for diagnosed cases and deaths. Both them and the scientists are warning this is going to continue for a … Continue reading Quarantine Week 18
Falling behind on these journal entries these days. I'm not even sure they are that interesting anymore, but I keep telling myself they'll make for an interesting read 20 years from now. I may be lying to myself. Thursday (7/9), I didn't take any pictures. Okay, I took one picture of the 10 year old's … Continue reading Quarantine Week 16
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.
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
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.
My journey with bread baking continues to be fascinating. I've had some failures. I've had some successes. I've had a lot of fun along the way and I feel confident enough to try this crazy thing.