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
I don’t know about where you live, but over by me, it’s been a little warm. We started the week with an excessive heat warning which was carried over from the weekend. Pretty much I was just a giant ball of sweat.
So. Much. Sweat. Continue reading
After work today, Adam and I are headed off on our first camping trip of the season! We’re staying at Starved Rock and I could not be more excited. We have a new tent, our supplies packed up, and we are ready to get out there. Continue reading
I’m going to need Summer to back off because it is officially Fall. I don’t think I can do too many more 90+ days with a humidity of 1000%. Yes, 1000%. Trust me, I’m married to a meteorologist.
Adam and I are currently on our way back home from a wedding in Michigan. It was a beautiful wedding and interesting to see two cultures (Indian and American) come together. I’ve never been to an Indian wedding so I really liked seeing their traditions and how they celebrate. Plus, the weather was great and the farm scenery was awesome.
Congratulations to Katie and Sachin! Continue reading