By Madison O'Leary
As we all know, the last eight months have been one of the most difficult times of our lives. Our holiday celebrations have been put on-hold, we haven’t been able to spend as much time with our friends and family, and most of us have been stuck in our homes with absolutely nothing to do. However, this part of the year is also one of the most exciting times because there is so much to look forward to--the leaves are turning, the air is becoming crisper, and Halloween is just around the corner. Although our fall is going to be a bit different this year, there are still plenty of safe, festive activities to do that will cure our boredom and get us out of the house. Below, I have compiled a list of things that you can do to brighten your spirits and to get into the autumn mood:
Q: What did you decide to bake?
A: We baked vegan pumpkin cake pops! We watched a video online of someone making the recipe, so we decided to try it out!
Q: What was in the cake pops?
A: The recipe was pretty simple--we just used one box of spiced cake mix, a cup of pumpkin puree, and a cup of water. Then, we baked our mixture, crumbled it, and combined it with some vegan cream cheese frosting. We rolled the crumbs into balls, and then we dipped them in some non-dairy white chocolate.
Q: How did the recipe turn out?
A: Well, it was not the move. You have to make sure that you get all the correct ingredients before deciding to bake something. . . (don’t make your own pumpkin filling if you don’t know how!)
Oh well, not every recipe turns out the way it’s supposed to, but at least they had fun making their cake pops. Any one of these activities is a great way to take your mind off the current circumstances, and it’s a fun way to celebrate the fall weather. You can spend time with your family and friends and support local businesses at the same time! Just remember to wear your masks and to practice social distancing!