It’s steamy in the VeloKitchen tonight, but not because of what’s cookin’. We’re not used to temps reaching near 100 with high humidity in the Pacific Northwest. I prefer my Century on a bike ride rather than see 100 on the thermometer!
To cool off this afternoon we drank a pitcher of Watermelonade, (blended 1/2 watermelon, the juice of two fresh lemons and ice). Since we like it tart I did not add sweetner. I found it challenging to be creative about what to prepare for dinner because it was so hot, but DH hit the pavement early this morning to beat the heat and rode his 18 mile daily ride on his bike and the boys are always hungry.
Even the yellow jackets thought it was too hot to disturb our meal and stayed away from one of their favorites: broiled fresh Coho salmon. I boiled cornetti pasta (looks like mini macaroni noodles) and tossed it with artichoke lemon pesto, served a garden salad and finished with fresh raspberries for dessert. We drank our weekday favorite white wine: Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.
Family score of today’s dinner: 8/10. Everyone cleaned their plate.
The heat is predicted to continue for the rest of the week, so I welcome summer meal ideas from readers who are used to the dog days of summer.
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