We always heard it could be a possibility in an increasingly-connected world, but outside of Hollywood, visualizing how a pandemic could actually happen was pretty hard.
Well, now it's happened, and for the better part of the last month, in some cases even longer, we've all been locked up inside our homes to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And what's one of the common sentiments we've heard over the last few weeks?
"I can't tell if it's a weekday or the weekend."
"Saturday is just like Wednesday."
"It's like living in Groundhog Day."
This has certainly been true in my house, so the challenge has become making one day different from the next. The answer? Dinner.
Dinner is the big differentiator. Of all the silver linings that will come out of the current COVID-19 situation, and there will be many of them, to me, the biggest is the resurgence of the dinner hour. We're all being forced to really sit down, at home, and enjoy the togetherness that cooking and eating meals as a family can bring.
We don't know how long this will last, but we can certainly use this time to our advantage, to spend more time with our families and rediscover the joys of home-cooking. Because when this is all over, I'm sure there's going to be a massive rush to fill our favorite restaurants for that first meal where we don't have to cook, when we don't have to do the dishes.
So stay safe, and #BeatTheQuarantine with some good food!