Confession: I love to cook. But I hate heating up my kitchen in the summertime.
Here are a few foods that help us keep cool.
I’m telling you, these are a midsummer night’s dream. I make them with my favorite homemade barbecue sauce:
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup ketchup
1 T. mustard
1 T. vinegar
½ T. Worcestershire sauce
¼ t. salt
Mix together and bring to a boil. Microwave works fine.
- Potato Salad, with this recipe from a blogger named Rachel
This is most delectable! especially eaten the first day when the flavors are fresh. I don’t like celery seed, so for a dash of seasoning I use dried parsley and black pepper instead. Best enjoyed out of plastic cups as a midnight snack with sis-in-laws! Right, ladies?
- Blueberry-Peach Milkshakes
If you’ve never tried this flavor combination before, you must! It was recommended to me as a smoothie flavor by a barista in my favorite local coffee shop. (Before the shop was taken over by brainless new ownership and run into the ground–the world is broken.)
Don’t think “blueberries” and “peaches.” The combo forms an entirely new flavor. At home, we throw vanilla ice cream, milk, an egg (opt), fresh blueberries, and soft fresh peaches all into a blender. Add a bit of sugar and a dash of extra vanilla. Yum!
- Haystacks with Shredded Taco Chicken
Coming up tonight! Greens, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, cooked rice? that spicy cubed chicken with beans, and Ranch dressing. Sounds like all we need yet is cornbread.
What do you cook when it’s hot outside?