8 April, 2020
A Temporary Slow-Down
First off, I want to thank all of my readers. Whether you’ve just joined us on a whim or you’ve been following along since the beginning, thank you for stopping by. As much as I keep this blog for my own records (and portfolio, as a professional writer), I keep it running on a regular schedule mostly for you lovely folks.
I won’t drag on about COVID-19, partially because I’m writing this post during the last week of March but also because there’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said. Getting fresh groceries isn’t something I have the luxury of doing right now as services are shutting down, shelter-in-place orders are issued, and personal limitations keep me homebound. I’ll see what I can do about digging through some of my antique cookbooks to bring you some interesting recipes or even some housekeeping tips, but Apartment Eats may slow down a little bit until my home garden starts to produce food and/or things begin to improve.
In the meantime, browse through some of my antique recipes, which tend to use minimal or rationing-friendly ingredients. You’d be surprised how far people could make a can of corn go when they had no other option. In that same vein, the recipes I post in the next few weeks… months… however long we’re at this, are likely going to be pretty similar. Nothing fancy, but probably pretty practical. That’s the hope, anyway.
Finally, if you want to continue supporting Apartment Eats, consider giving to one of the many charities helping to feed the hungry during the outbreak. My husband and I are fortunate in that we don’t need much at the moment, but there are plenty who do. Meals On Wheels, Feeding America, and No Kid Hungry are just three of the countless organizations providing meals to those who would otherwise go to bed with an empty stomach.
We hope to be back to our regular programming sooner rather than later, but until then, stay safe, be smart, stay at home, and wash your hands.