We are all aware that these are hard times. Social sacrifices are necessary. Everyone should be hunkering down at home to avoid getting, or spreading the Coronavirus. Grocery stores are out of stock on many items. But meals don’t have to be boring. That can of tuna in the pantry doesn’t have to be made into a tuna sandwich or a tuna casserole. Why not make Tuna Tostadas? It does require a can of pickled jalapeños and carrots, but I bet that is one item that will not be depleted on the grocery shelves. The crunchy fried corn tortillas also gives this dish pizazz.
Pappardelle with Pine Nuts, Prosciutto (or Bacon), and Brown Butter is another satisfying meal which relies on some pantry items and special items like Prosciutto and pine nuts. Substitute bacon and slivered almonds if you like.
Margarita Glazed Chicken Thighs are a fun way to spark up mealtime. Especially with a margarita on the side. Keeping an upbeat attitude is good for us.
Baking bread is a rewarding pastime at any time. But it is especially so when you are housebound. The kneading, slow rising and aromatic baking is soothing to the soul. This Rosemary-Garlic Baguette recipe is easy. Make several and share with your neighbors.
Julia Child’s Scalloped Potatoes are a classic. With simple ingredients you can transform the lowly potato into a gourmet treat. Nobody does it better than Julia. Also, if you haven’t read any of the books about Julia Child you can find them on Amazon.
Starry starry night chocolate cake is special to me. It is an easy chocolate cake that reminds me of my artistic Mother. Go out and look at the stars. Stay kind to everyone Be safe and healthy.