What's for Dinner: March 15 - March 21

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I had a different post in mind when I woke up this morning. I wanted to keep my tone light and positive, but my perspective has changed since then.

My husband and I had to decide whether to send the kids back to daycare/preschool tomorrow. I have to admit, the idea sounded appealing. But, in the grand scheme of things, it didn't make sense at this time when social distancing is so critical.

I'm still waiting to hear whether I'll need to head back to the office after a week off (by choice). My school is currently on Spring Recess, so I'm taking my status one day at a time. To make sure I'm prepared for all scenarios, I drove to the school to pick up some things from my office... in case I'll be working from home for a prolonged period of time.

Then, because some of our medicine cabinet supplies were low, I stopped at the store for a few things. As I drove through town, I grew angrier and angrier as I spotted large groups of people everywhere. They were playing on the playground. They were playing basketball in the park. They were drinking beer and playing cornhole at the local microbrewery.

Now is not the time for this.

Currently, our town does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19... but it wouldn't surprise me if news broke of a case or two in the coming days.

Then I started tearing up.

My husband and I have been doing everything we can to limit our time around other people... including canceling our daughter's birthday party. We're pulling them from their school and their routine to limit exposure... And here were tons of people out socializing and having a good time like it was any other Sunday.

Please, make smart decisions. Keep the bigger picture in mind and think about how your actions might affect others... and remember, we're all in this together. Stay safe... and stay healthy.

While we figure out how we're going to keep two very active children occupied over the coming weeks... here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week.

A Week of Dinners: March 15 - March 21

I planned these meals last week... before things escalated. Moving forward, I'll likely try to plan meals based on what we have in reserve to avoid having to go to the grocery store for a lot of things or placing an online order when there's such a high volume of customers.

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