We're entering the season where I have to make a conscious effort not to talk about the hot weather, and the fact that we have no air-conditioning in this old farmhouse in every post. But I am going talk about it for just a wee bit. Because it makes me feel better.
We are in the midst of a heat wave here in the mid-atlantic--one of those times when I'd consider trading all this in for a little condo in the city.
But still, I have much to be thankful for.
We still have our electricity, when folks all around us are black, many for the rest of the week. That never happens. It's always us.
The house has stayed remarkably cool for a good part of the day.
We found the window in our room that produces the coolest temperatures at night and pumps in that fresh cold air that hits around 4am. Last night, I pulled up the comforter. Crazy.
My family has been wonderfully patient with my "it's too hot to cook" dinners. There's been a lot of tuna salad. And pasta salad. And taco salad. And cereal.
Yes, I'm not above a good dinner of cereal when the temperatures get really ridiculous.
But here's my simple question for all of you, because I'm kind of reaching the end of my hot weather menu arsenal:
What's your favorite keeping cool, it's too hot to turn on the oven, meal? I need some inspiration. And if it involves cucumbers (because I have about 40 sitting on my kitchen counter, with about 20 still out in the garden) you get super bonus points.
Apparently, I've asked these "simple" questions before.
I randomly found these: (and hello?! I think I need to bring back the cute little question banner!)