The Heat Is On, But Not In The Kitchen
Jul. 3, 2013 1:46 pm
Updated: Jul. 6, 2013 5:40 am
I don't know about the rest of you all, but it's been really difficult for me to reach for a pan lately. No appetite, no special cravings, nada. It's just too hot! For some of you, it might not be. For this born and raised southern California girl,
I can't seem to tolerate any temperature above 75 degrees. Salads seem to be just fine these days, loaded with fresh fruit and veggies.
Hubby and I took a day trip out of town yesterday. We stopped at a cute, cozy little rustic-style cafe that is known for their homemade cheesecakes. For lunch I ordered a "Berry Berry Salad" that was to die for! Crisp greens topped with blueberries,
strawberries, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds and huckleberry dressing. The combination was delightful. A fresh slice of banana bread made from scratch was served on the side with a dollop of butter. Very refreshing on a hot day.
My prayers go out to the families of the firefighters who lost their lives in a valiant effort to contain that huge fire in Arizona. We have lost local members of Hot Shot crews here in the past. This tragedy brings up a flood of emotions, and our hearts
are heavy. May God speed healing for their loss.
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, a day to take pause and celebrate our independence that this great nation provides us. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else on earth. Could you?
So what's on your grill tomorrow? I'll be putting on a marinated tri-tip, along with corn-on-the-cob, baked potatoes and green salad. I'm thinking of doing a fruit cobbler in a dutch oven. The last time I did that I was running around barefoot and landed
on a hot coal that had gone astray. My podiatrist thought that was the funniest thing he ever heard. He could have spared me that.
Be safe and stay cool, AR peeps!