Amid the uncertainty that has come with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Kyle Richards is calming her nerves in the kitchen.
"Today I have felt anxious," The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member captioned an Instagram Story video of the meal she was preparing. "But cooking makes me feel better."
"I'm making lasagna [and] this pasta with shrimp and bell pepper sauce," she said in the video as the showed the meal. "So that's making me happy for now. I can't think about what I'm going to look like when this is all said and done, but I'm a really good chef. Just saying."
Kyle recently opened up about how she is keeping busy while self-isolating with her family amid the pandemic. “We have been home cooking, cleaning, eating, watching movies, and starting to get a little stir-crazy already,” she said at the time. “I asked my daughter to take a video of me washing my hands to send you, because you said you wanted that, and she said that if that’s entertainment, we’re really in a scary position right now, so there’s no video of me washing my hands.”
The global health crisis has been an ongoing source of stress for Kyle. In early March, she shared her shock when she went to a local CVS in search of cleaning supplies only to find nearly bare shelves. "So all of the Lysol and Lysol wipes are gone," she said, still keeping her humor while holding one of the store's notoriously lengthy receipts and adding, "If your local CVS is out of toilet paper, there's always this."
It's no surprise that Kyle, who often posts to Instagram about the meals she whips up with her family, is turning to cooking as a way to stay occupied while homebound. Earlier this month, her husband, Mauricio Umansky, showed off a particularly mouth-watering dinner featuring salad, salmon, and several side dishes prepared by Kyle and their daughter Alexia. While Kyle modestly noted at the time that she was simply "helping" with the meal, Alexia proudly declared: "We cooked it together!"
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