Life has slowly been moving in a forward direction here in sunny Florida. After weeks of being shut down with stay at home orders in effect we have very slowly started opening back up. For the foreseeable future things will be different. An increase in options to work from home calls for fewer people in the office and with that comes a bit of flexibility. The flexibility to wake up slowly and start work at home, maybe pop into the office for a few hours and then leave early to finish any work at home and get an early start on making dinner.
During this quarantine time we have loved having the extra hours to spend with each other. It has made way for a slower lifestyle than what we were used to but no one is complaining about that!
We are truly relishing in the art of slow living.
One of my personal favorite things this extra time has given us is the time to make meals and sit down to enjoy them with the whole family. This experience has given us the ability to revel in slow living at meal time. The usual dinner time picture of our lives can be painted with heating up whatever is left over in the fridge and each of us scarfing it down without hardly tasting the food! Some nights we may not even all sit together to eat because of conflicting schedules.
And now we are in the kitchen cooking, together. We’re trying new recipes and making old family favorites that haven’t graced our tables in quite some time. The love of food brings our family together as we all gather around the dining room table- the heart of our home.
One of our family’s favorite recipes is flan and we have been making it so much during this quarantine time that it has truly rekindled our love of this creamy, custard dessert. Today, I am sharing our family flan recipe with you all and I do hope that this will grace your table soon as well!
Of all the things this time has reminded us to do, we will always remember to take solace in sitting down over a home cooked meal with our family, actually and intentionally taste our food and…of course, make more flan!