It has been SO HOT here in Boulder the last few days. I can’t believe that it’s technically not even summer yet because we’re having so many days in the high nineties. Although we’ve been having hot days on and off for the last several weeks, the last few days have been the worst because there’s been hardly any break in the heat. When we went to bed on Monday we left all the windows open but it was still eighty one inside when we got up in the morning! Our air conditioner got a lot of use on Tuesday. Even though I try to use the air conditioning as little as possible, I refuse to live in a Boulder apartment without air conditioning because sometimes you just really need it! I like summer to feel like summer but an inside temperature in the mid-eighties is my limit.
The one upside of all the heat is our plants really seem to love it. Since it started getting hotter their growth has really taken off. I do, however, need to make sure I remember to water very regularly. On Monday I didn’t get around to watering until about three hours after my normal time and by the time I took my watering can out the chard plant was completely wilted. I thought it was dead at first but the leaves were just so dehydrated that they were literally plastered to the dirt and falling over the sides of the container. I gave it a big dose of water and thankfully it looked much better within half an hour.
Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
Wednesday: Chicken stir-fry with peanut sauce and veggies
Thursday: Italian meatballs with tomato sauce, zucchini noodles, salad
Friday: Roast with veggies
Saturday: (Dinner with friends)
Sunday: Roast chicken with veggies
Monday: Taco salad
Tuesday: Sautéed chicken breast with sautéed veggies and tomato/basil/garlic sauce
So delicious! It’s really more like a sorbet, being much more icy than creamy, but that’s perfect for a hot day.
We also made a big fruit crisp to use up the rhubarb in our CSA box. I was super proud of this because last year I didn’t even bother taking the rhubarb because I didn’t have the energy to figure out how to eat it without copious amounts of sugar. Putting it in a crisp with cherries, blueberries and strawberries was perfect.
Yes, that is my new washer, which finally arrived a couple weeks ago. It was quite the saga getting it here but I’ll spare you the details. Since its arrival the two of us have been having great fun doing laundry WITHOUT having to schlep everything down the street to my apartment complex’s laundry room. Life is good.
This post is part of GAPS Legal Thursdays.
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