Well, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it?
That’s because it’s been so freakin’ hot out that in our little apartment, cooking anything on the stove means creating a sweat lodge in our very own home.
As you know, I tried there for awhile, drops of sweat plopping into my casseroles and roast dinners., but once it hit 36 degrees, I had to concede like and eat like sane folks – which meant little or no cooking.
Which hits me hard. It’s during these times of stove moratoriums that I want to cook and create more than anything else.
So I shopped instead, hoping that would sate me. I bought ingredients for salads and cold plates and as many interesting beverages as our fridge would allow.
But it turned out that what I thought would never happen, did.
We lost our appetites. We ate maybe one small plate a day and spent the rest quenching our neverending thirst. It’s the first time in probably close to a decade that I didn’t want to eat.
Thankfully, after a solid week of intense heat, sleepless nights and lack of appetite, it cooled down and things resumed back to regular scheduled programming.