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The Quarantine Cooking Series

Hello everyone! It has been quite a while. Things have been pretty busy around my house with the two kids, but since the quarantine kicked in, we've all been forced to slow down and adapt to a lot of things. I have to admit, my family is enjoying the more relaxed pace and increased time with our nuclear family, but that doesn't mean that we don't miss many of the aspects of our normal life.
One of the biggest things I have had to get used to is the "mystery bags" that have become my weekly grocery order. While I put in my preferences and desired ingredients, that doesn't mean that I get what I ask for right now. (However, I am grateful for every single item I receive and I appreciate the grocery store workers more than you could ever imagine since entering a store is not an option for my family.) Like many, my grocery orders remind me of the mystery basket from "Chopped," forcing me to get even more creative and resourceful. We are meticulously trying not to waste anything. I still have to prepare meals for my family, including a four and one year old. Leftovers must get morphed into new creations to prevent monotony. So that is where this series of recipes was born.
The Quarantine Cooking Series is based on the principles of using what you have in your cabinets or refrigerator to cook healthy, delicious meals for you and your family. Many of the recipes will allow you to customize them to what you have in your kitchen. I try to keep the ingredients simple, the processes quick, and still make it delicious!
So I hope that you will come on this journey with me. This time in history may not always be easy, it may not always be pretty, but that doesn't mean your food can't be fun. So let's get to some Modern Southern Cook-ing!

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