In the Northwest in recent days it has been nothing but a sweltering sauna! Terrible! Since we live in the northwwest and it gets super hot less than 10 days a year, the concept of air conditioning seems rather silly - except during those 10 days. It was down right miserable around these parts - reaching 82' on the midlevel of our house before 9am! The midlevel being where the kitchen was the idea of turning on the oven or stove let alone standing over it to cook seemed down right sadistic! So I didn't. Note my last blog is about two weeks ago? Yep only today did the air finally reach a more tolerable temperature.
What did we do for dinners? Well on one of the days of the high heat, I recreated this salad. That fed myself and my husband for a meal or two. We also dined out on our deck because after 6pm it was cooler outside than it was in.
Other meals included a lot of microwave, cold cuts, or take out - often take out was enjoyed since we were staying inside air conditioned resturants as long as we could.
Next up on the cooking menu: cake! Yes, I'm doing a trial run of Ace's birthday cake this week. It will be my first attempt with fondant. We'll see how that goes!!