Let’s review the important Staycation activities. High on the list are:
- Biting into a perfectly ripe tomato while standing over the sink.
- Taking a walk but referring to what you just did as “hiking.”
- Making sure you just stop whatever you’re doing and take a nap, right there.
- Rigging up one of those scenarios they show in real estate ads where there’s an upholstered chair, a steaming cup of coffee with a baked good on a small plate, and an open magazine. Then sitting down and transporting yourself into that tableau.
- Setting up cheese and crackers for dinner, including maybe some grapes to priss it up.
Food? Did somebody mention the fine art of Staycation dining?
When you’re Staycating, cooking all of a sudden is an optional activity and therefore all of a sudden is more fun than usual.
Today, let’s take a ramble through some our stellar food writers’ posts about things to make that are delicious and fun.
Kay Gardiner weighs in with Laurie Colwin’s Baked Mustard Chicken.
Jen Geigley turns pie crust into knitting with her amazing Stockinette Crust Pie.
And for second-dessert (it’s a thing) … Franklin Habit’s Victoria Biscuits.
And if you’re really on the hunt, here are 220 ideas for summer cooking from the greatest chefs of all, the readers of MDK.
Staycation Shoppertainment Sale Fun: New Items for Today
The MDK Sale Page is getting thick with specials at this point. Today we add three MDK items that anybody in the mood to cook will find useful.
MDK Journal: We have a friend who has kept a hostess journal for the past 65 years. Start yours today, and down the road you will treasure an entry from, say, mid 2021 when you read how you served up a pie that looked like knitting and your dinner companions loved your baked mustard chicken.
Potholder Loom and Loops: We sell a remarkable number of these little diversions. You think you’re too old for this? You are not.
Ballband Thermal Mug: Your Staycation coffee will stay perfectly warm with this insulated baby.