Okay, I shouldn’t be complaining, because I am by some miracle one of the few people in the DMV who hasn’t lost power…not sure how that happened, as it tends to go out at the first sign of drizzle. But while I am enjoying the luxury of the internet on my computer and a functioning freezer, in terms of escaping the heat, I can still commiserate with those without electricity. Damnit, it’s hot!
I have but one AC unit cranking in the bedroom, which seems to make the rest of the house just barely tolerable, as long as I don’t move around too much. It’s hard to be motivated to do much of anything in these conditions. Laundry gets done out of necessity, but vacuuming might have to wait till August or September. Eating is a challenge. It may be December before I am cool enough to turn on my oven again.
So I’m scouring the archives for some frosty inspiration…
Green monster smoothie anyone? This has become my go-to breakfast — who wants hot oatmeal in this weather?
Don’t feel like turning on the oven or stove? For a light and refreshing salad, try one with watermelon, feta and basil or perhaps this colorful salad with Asian sesame dressing. Or whip up some fresh Thai spring rolls.
How do you stay cool in the heat? I have a feeling it’s going to be a long month…