If You Can't Stand The Heat.....Stay in the Kitchen!
Jul. 7, 2013 8:42 am
Updated: Jul. 8, 2013 12:56 pm
I live in a very old home - built in 1926 and was home to a farmer and his family. Very big yard, lots of rooms but relatively small in today's environment - except for the kitchen. The kitchen was the place where everyone gathered and spent most of
their time together - imagine the rest of the time they were working the fields or sleeping! Anyways.....with an old home comes an old fashioned heating system - radiators! Wonderful in the winter but horrible in the summer. Now where I live we are known
for our cold winters and more then our fair share of snow - so I much appreciate the warm and quiet heat we get, however, in the summer (like now) - when it gets really hot - I would rather be at work then home (did I really just say that?).
So each summer I take off from cooking and let my husband take over with grilling on our deck. I will make a very quick cool dish for a side or we grill veggies but I definitely don't cook - way too hot. Well if you've read my two previous posts - I have
this magic stove and by gosh it is still weaving its magic - I can't stay out of the kitchen even in this heat!
My magic stove got a new neighbor this summer - a new grill! Squirrels ate through our gas line (darn lil things) and we purchased a new one. Hubby all excited about using (insert Tim the Toolman Taylor grunt here) this year. Think he has used twice as
I have taken over that as well. I have never grilled in my life. Running between the kitchen and the grill - not caring that it is 110 degrees in my kitchen - trying new recipes - as my husband says "the magic stove has created a monster and I love it but
can I please have my grill"?
This fire inside me is amazing and before you comment about window air conditioners - we have one in our bedroom but the rest of our windows can't really accommodate - but our summers are short here and as long as I am happy and content with cooking - I can
stand the heat and stay in the kitchen!