How is it almost the middle of July? Didn’t we just start the summer? Sorry if realizing that summer is almost half over put some of you in a panic, but better to start preparing yourself now then wake up at the end of August and remember school starts tomorrow.
Man, being an adult usually isn’t super fun but NOT having to go back to school at the end of summer is kind of nice. Continue reading
We’ve reached the part of summer where there are more hot days than not hot days. We’ve also reached the part of summer where it is just hot all the time. It doesn’t cool off once the sun goes down and just gets hotter the minute the sun comes up.
But hey, at least we don’t have to shovel snow.
When these days hit I quickly lose motivation to do most things. Moving in any way, shape, or fashion is just NOT appealing. Walk to the bathroom? I’ll just hold it. Change out of my PJ’s? Eh, they look good enough to pass for real clothes. Make a meal?
When it gets too hot to think about cooking, I usually start relying heavily on cold meals like salads or gazpacho as well as using my slow cooker more often. I know we always associate the slow cooker with cold weather but it is my unsung summer champ. I can cook a ton of meals in there that I would normally do in the oven and NOT heat up my entire apartment. Major bonus.
Alright, enough talking about the heat because it is just making me sweat more. Here are my go-to hot day recipes:
Quick & Simple Gazpacho
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Pesto Mac N’ Cheese
Vichyssoise with Garlic Chive Drizzle
Quick Lettuce Tacos
Avocado & Corn Gazpacho
Green Summer Rolls with Balsamic Reduction Dip
Slow Cooker Italian Beef
Toffee Pecan Ice Cream
In continuing with my bar theme (try these oatmeal bars or these even fancier oatmeal bars), I thought I would do one for those that maybe don’t want or can’t have grains. And we can all use more vegetables in our life, right?
Right. Continue reading
Adam and I finally had a down weekend where we didn’t have to go anywhere and it was glorious. Just absolutely fabulous. Life around here has been just a tad crazy and it’s still going to be crazy in the coming months, but for at least two days we had some calm. Continue reading
I had a rare two days off this week and it was glorious. Wednesday was the 4th and we spent it with family trying not to drown in a pool of sweat and eating all the grilled things. Thursday I got a surprise day off and I was able to get a lot of behind the scenes work done.
Twas a good two days.
Allll the grilled meat please