It feels like it’s day 2734 of quarantine and we are all doing our part by staying in and hoping COVID-19 will go away soon.
But I don’t believe any of us contemplated how difficult it is to just stay home!
Think about all the time that you were at work or school and couldn’t wait to get home. How you loved just sitting down on the couch after a long day out and relax. How you couldn’t wait for the weekend. To go out with friends and have a good night or just stay home, rest and do nothing.
But as we all now know, too much of a good thing is never good.
Now we are bored out of our minds and can’t wait to go out, to get back to work, to travel, to hug people, to sit on a patio, to just walk by people and smile at them instead of trying to avoid them on the sidewalk.
The hardest part though is trying to explain it to children. How can we make them understand why they can’t see their grandparents, why they can’t go to the park anymore, why they can’t go to the library and get more books and why their parents are so anxious.
And the situation is also very hard on parents, who are running out of creative ways to keep their kids, and themselves, entertained.
And maybe that’s one of the reasons that everybody’s now baking their way through this pandemic. Baking has become like an outlet for our stress and anxiety and a way to deal with the reality of quarantine life. It’s an easy and fun activity for the whole family, whether you want to help doing it or just want to enjoy the result, I think we can all agree that baking is something that nobody objects to!
This week, we are sharing a great brownie recipe with you and we hope that you have the ingredients and the appetite to enjoy it.