I am tempted to complain about the heat, believe me, there are times when I get in my car and I'm sure the heat index is around 1000+ degrees and my legs are melting to my leather seats and the steering wheel is so hot I'm pretty sure I can cook meat on it, and I want to complain.
Then in that instant, my mind drifts back to mid January when it was 1000+ degrees below zero and I lived my life like a hermit because I hate the cold, actually a grumpy hermit because I get grumpy in the cold.
It is in that moment that I know I cannot complain about the heat.
I am a person who would rather be hot than cold.
And thats what I keep reminding myself when I walk outside and have to choose to not pass out.Besides, if I complained about the cold and the heat it would almost be as annoying as my husband constantly asking why I don't watch the HD channels on our TV, when all I want to do is scream THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!
But its in these dog days of summer (I have no idea what that phrase means) that I have starting slacking in the cooking area.
I don't want to cook anything that is super hot. A yummy casserole straight out of the oven just doesn't sound appealing on a day when I could stick it outside and cook it faster than our ole APT oven could cook it.
Can I get an amen from my sista's who are sweating from areas they never thought they could sweat from?
So I have started getting creative.
Last week I fixed a greek salad, it was nice and cool.
Last night I fixed a chicken salad, which was pretty yummy if I say so myself.
Does anybody agree that it is hard to cook a hot meal on a hot day? Do you have any favorite 'cool' recipes you like to prepare on scorching summer days?