Happy…well, whatever day it is…they are all rather running together, aren’t they?
So, how are you holding up?
I would imagine that if you are regular readers of Nourish and Nestle, you are a maker and do-er of some sort. And I also believe that makers and do-ers will fare better than most during our forced stay-cation.
Believe me, I am not diminishing the difficulties being felt by everyone, everywhere. But us creatives are known to think outside the box when necessary. And, I have never known a creative to be ‘bored’ or lack a project that they’d love to tackle!
Case in point, we have been ordering our groceries on-line, having them placed in our car curbside. I am so thankful that our grocery store is offering this service and am by no means complaining, but because I do allow them to substitute, I don’t always get what I really want.
I have all the fixings for Chicken Souvlaki and wanted pita bread to serve with it. I guess they were out of pita bread and I received tortillas instead. I can easily use the tortillas, which I may. But then there is that maker side of me whispering in my ear, “Girl, you’ve never made pita bread before…now is a great time to learn!” I’ll let you know how it goes!
When this is all said and done, I want to look back at these
15, 30, however many days of isolation and say, “During my ‘stay at home’, I did all this…!”
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I am adding to my “I did all this…” list, but right now it includes:
My mom has made this salad dressing recipe for YEARS! It’s my favorite.
Speaking of mom, she asked me to make her one of these knit purses for Mother’s Day.
I am trying to figure out how to get some plants in my yard without going to the garden center. I just ordered a bunch of caladium bulbs from Florida Boys Caladium Farm, a family-owned operation!
This is far and away the pin that is driving the most traffic to Nourish and Nestle over the past 2 weeks! It always cracks me up since it is a pin showing just the clutter we ‘rehomed’!
Finished reading Strangers and Cousins by Leah Hager-Cohen and let me think how to summarize it; it reminded me of a grown-up Pippi Lockstockings story with eccentric characters and multiple plot lines. The author has a lovely way with words and we would all be blessed to have an Aunt Glad in our lives.
I then popped over to read Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. The novel is set on the Kamchatka peninsula of Russia, of which I knew absolutely nothing. I did spend some time educating myself about Kamchatka and the indigenous people once I started the book. The book is set as many ‘micro-stories’ concerning the lives of the characters as they relate to the disappearance of two young sisters. I’m glad she included a list of characters as it did get confusing at times.
I’ve just started Roseanna. Set in Sweden, it is a police procedure novel concerning the murder of a woman. So far, so good.
Well, I am off to work on my table and start my pita bread.
I hope however you spend your time today, you make it a good day and stay safe.