Summer came upon me quickly. One week there were showers with some warm days sprinkled in. We bought 2 modest box fans to move air around in the bedrooms. The next week it was 97 degrees out and hella humid. We panicked and bought a gigantic "portable" air conditioner.
It kinda looks like a Flight of the Conchords robot to me.
When weather is this hot and oppressive, a major question is: what to cook? I have yet to find a meal that does not involve any heating at all. (OK, I guess one obvious choice would be a salad, but I am not big on salad for dinner.) However I try to cook things in batches or early in the morning, then have everything ready for a cold, refreshing dinner outside under our favorite maple tree in the evening. One recent concoction was a pasta salad with peas and bell pepper, plus grilled-then-chilled chicken.
With tomato season underway now, this dinner is also pretty classic:
We have also been drinking lots of lemonade and seltzer and even... WATER to stay hydrated.
If you're in the heat like us, take care of yourself! And also I'd love to know--what are some cold dishes you like to make/eat when it's hot out?