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BY MAKINZI BURGS Post 1: Going bananas for banana bread Recently, for some odd reason, I have been craving banana bread. When I woke... Quarantine Blog #2


Post 1: Going bananas for banana bread

Recently, for some odd reason, I have been craving banana bread. When I woke up Thursday morning, I was craving it so badly that I went on Pinterest, found a simple and easy recipe for it and began baking!

When I was looking at the list of ingredients, I realized I didn’t have enough flour to make it, so I got in my car and drove to the drive-thru Farm Store. After purchasing the flour, I drove back home to start making the banana bread. 

First, I preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, I took a large mixing bowl and mashed two ripe bananas until very smooth. After, I to mixed in a third of a cup of melted unsalted butter, one large egg and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. After that was all mixed together into a smooth consistency, I then mixed in one teaspoon of baking soda, a three-quarters cup of sugar, one-and-a-half cups of flour, and a three-quarters teaspoon of cinnamon. After everything was mixed together, I buttered a loaf pan and put the batter in. Next, I placed the plan in the oven for about 40 minutes.

When I took the banana bread out of the oven, I let it cool for about 10 minutes and then took the loaf out of the pan. There you have it, homemade banana bread! The banana bread was so moist and delicious. 

Post 2: Helping out

With school being online now, it can be somewhat difficult for young children. Recently, I have been going to my older brother and sister-in-law’s house a couple of days a week to help out my nephew with his online school. 

My nephew is in second grade, so when I come over during the week, I help him with some things he might have a little trouble understanding. Both his week and last week, we have been practicing a little extra on math. Last week, we learned how to count money, and this week we learned about measuring objects. I try to come up with a couple different ways to explain concepts and show him, rather than just seeing it on the computer, so he can understand it a little better. 

I enjoy coming over a couple of days during the week to spend time with him, and just getting to teach him feels so rewarding!

Post 3: Sunny days

Every day for the past couple of weeks, Florida has had very pretty weather. It’s been nice and sunny out with not much rain. Since the weather has been nice, yet we can’t leave our houses that much, I have been taking advantage of the pool in my backyard.

Before quarantine, I didn’t go in the pool that much. But now, I don’t know why I didn’t go in the pool before because it’s so relaxing. Just getting to lay on a float in the nice cold water with the bright sun shining down is so relaxing. I think I have been in the pool more since the start of this quarantine than before the quarantine, and I have had my pool for like 4 years!

By laying down on the float a couple of times, I have worked up quite a tan. So, I am going to try and keep this tan for a while!

Photos by Makinzi Burgs

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