Day 9

French Word(s) of the Day: pain à la banane (pawn ah lah bah nahn)- banana bread

Days in Quarantine: 15
Time in Shelter in Place: 9 days

It’s a weird time to be alive.  I always wanted to live through a historical event, but my preference was the first female president.  A pandemic was not in the top 10 or even on the list.

Being at home, the days start to blend together.  A friend posted, “I don’t know who needs to see this, but today is Wednesday” last week, and I really did need to see it.  If someone could just shoot me a text with the day every day, I’d appreciate it.

I thought I’d be posting more, but I’ve been REALLY busy switching between Netflix and Amazon Prime.  I also like to look through my camera reel of simpler times when I was allowed to be near people and go places other than the park behind my house.

Today I finally took part in the mass baking ritual happening all over the globe.  Although banana bread seems to be the object of choice (did everyone buy 6 million bananas with their toilet paper?  Someone explain this to me), I made the chocolate chip muffins I’ve been craving for a week.  Because I have no social life beyond Zoom right now, I found the fanciest one I could.  It has words like “fold” and “let sit for 15 minutes” to let you know it’s not going to be a short endeavor.  The author also tells you what to substitute for buttermilk, which is good because buttermilk doesn’t factor into my standard grocery list.

If anyone needs to kill an hour, here it is: Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mr. DeMille, we’re ready for our close-up.

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