I'm thinking the only appliances necessary in this kind of weather are the blender and the bbq.
By mid afternoon yesterday we were needing something cool and refreshing. I pulled out the bottle of Mott's pina colada mix and put about 3/4 cup into the blender...together with about 2 cups of ice, and 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. Blend until smooth...yield two refreshing pina colada slushies.
We sat in the shade of the front porch and enjoyed our refreshments...it almost felt like we were on vacation for a moment. Not so...there is hay to be made on the farm his week.
Our dinner was a Thai steak salad...a simple recipe featured in the most recent Martha Stewart Everyday Food newsletter. The steak was marinated in a Thai sauce...grilled and then sliced...and tossed with romaine lettuce greens, carrot curls and chopped peanuts. It was a fine one-meal salad on a hot summer day!
Salads and cold drinks...that's about all that's cooking at my place. Enjoy the heat!