As we are all navigating through this discouraging time, we need to remind ourselves to try and find the silver lining. We asked Elyce to share what she's been up to these last couple of weeks, how she's staying inspired and motivated, what she's doing to support the community, and what she's cooking for dinner.
How are you keeping things interesting?
Personally I have been taking the opportunity for spring cleaning every drawer and closet in my house and thinking about what I will plant in my vegetable garden this spring. As a family to keep things fun, we have each taken turns making dinner each night and some nights we have a theme. Last night was 80’s night and my daughters really went for it!
What have you been cooking?
Tonight we are having my favorite recipe from NYT Cooking - Spicy Chickpea Stew. You can find the recipe here.
Also, my daughter Marni and I made Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. It is a recipe our friend Zonda gave us. Completely vegan, but you would never know it.
What are you reading?
I just finished reading The Dearly Beloved, by Cara Wall. Excellent book. It makes you want to be a better person.
TV show binge recommendation?
Friday Night Lights - Marvelous Mrs Maisel - The Crown - Breaking Bad - Homeland - Downton Abby - Succession - Mad Men
What's been your favorite pastime?
A few years ago I started to do jigsaw puzzles. I just love how it completely takes over your mind and you really only focus on the puzzle. I just finished a 1000 piece New Yorker puzzle that I received for Christmas. My daughter made me a puzzle of a family collage for my birthday, so that is all over the dining room table right now.