What are we all doing in October? Is it all Halloween cookie decorating all the time or are we prepping for a Coronavirus surge? Struggling through working and virtual schooling? I’ll tell you one thing: I’m doing all of it and I’m exhausted. Are you? Let’s have an October food chat.
OCTOBER FOOD CHAT: HALLOWEEN COOKIES
So let’s take it from the top: Halloween cookies. I’m working on that for you. What kind of Halloween cookies are your favorite? Do you like icing on cookies? I really don’t (like icing at all), but it seems to be something that goes hand in hand for people. Cookies and icing.
MAKING HOMEMADE BREAD
Do you find yourself still thinking about making bread at home these days? Bread is back on the shelves at the grocery store but has your perspective shifted during the pandemic? I am/have been on the homemade bread train forever and I will continue to work on easy bread recipes for you to make at home. Did you see my recent focaccia recipe? I promise it is the best you have ever had.
STOCKPILING FOR A FALL CORONAVIRUS SURGE
When this pandemic started, I gave you guys a big list of food to stockpile in your pantry. The news is saying we may need to be sure we are stocked up before winter in case there are more shortages on things most people use and need. Hi toilet paper! I still have everything I usually have in my pantry (but more toilet paper for sure, we almost ran out). I am adding a few more things to my recommendations for you in this October food chat. I will expand on this is in a new post this week, and give you some product recommendations.
- Steel Cut Oats
- Ramen Noodles
- Charcoal + Lighter Fluid
- Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables
STRUGGLING THROUGH VIRTUAL SCHOOLING
Before I had kids I always imagined myself with four or more kids, homeschooling them, feeding the chickens in the garden with crumbs from my apron. I thought we would all maybe run through the hills singing the Sound Of Music soundtrack before reading by the fire until our early bedtimes.
I’m two kids in (full stop) and I am pretty sure I am never going to homeschool them. I can barely get out to the garden let alone hug my chickens and twirl around in my garden dress and super pretty apron. I usually run out there in my pajamas (which don’t even match), dump the food scraps, quickly say hi, grab eggs, and run back to house.
They hate the dinner I make…every night. There are no early bedtimes. Well…we start early-ish and then there is the endless getting out of bed asking for things. Then arguing. Then it’s suddenly 10pm.
These are the struggles right now. Personally, it’s all getting the better of me. How are you handling it? How are you getting through it? Scroll down and tell me in the comments below!