Beating The Heat, or Scrambled Eggs?
Jul. 7, 2012 12:11 am
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012 6:43 pm
I have absolutely no idea just what is going on in this country this year regarding the weather... Our utilitly bills have escalated compared to last year, but then I look at the "weather" and see that the entire midwest and south are suffing up to triple
digit temps. and are under "heat advisory" conditions.
I guess Marilyn Monroe summed it up pretty well, in the 1954 movie "There's No Business Like Show Business," when she sang "We're Having a Heatwave, A Tropical Heatwave..."
Despite temps here in Phoenix being 110 to 113, crazycook still insists on turning on burners and even the oven... Why? Guess I'm just plain "crazy!" Got to wondering though, if I take a stainless steel skillet outside, place it on the concrete pavement,
and crack an egg... Would it cook? Or how 'bout taking the crockpot outside, would it cook a meal in 8 or 10 hours? Well, I seriously doubt it, but it sure is tempting to try, rather than turn the crazykitchen into an inferno each afternoon!
I did, however, prepare a pitcher of "cocktails" for us this evening, rather than the old stand by of beer... I found a recipe here for a "Vodka Collins," but was forced (due to ingredients I had on hand,) to improvise. Rather than lemonade, I made limeade
from concentrate, as I had the lime in the freezer. Add club soda (which was losing it's fizz, darn it!) and a healthy dose of vodka, and what a refreshing drink it turned out to be! I've known for some time that certain ingredients in any recipe have a
"cooling" affect on the body, and lime is one of them, for sure! Tomorrow, I might just puree some watermelon and make some other concoction, as that's another "cooling" food...
Till next time, be happy, be healthy and stay crazy cool!