The last few days have been HOT in the bay area. The kind of hot that makes everything a chore.
Like most people in the area, we do not have AC at home. HOT + no AC in the house = zero desire to cook. Zero. Like, I have not even turned on the oven since the middle of last week.
On Friday night, I attempted my first batch of home made ice cream. I was inspired by this post, but did not have any strawberries, or heavy cream on hand. I did have frozen blueberries and half and half though, and that was going to have to be close enough. I mixed up the ingredients, and then pulled out the ice cream maker base out of the freezer. Just an FYI…it is ill-advised to attempt ice cream when it is 92 degrees INSIDE your house. So Friday night’s attempt failed because the frozen container did not stay cold enough, and we had to give it another go in the morning. The subsequent attempt was a success.
YAY for ice cream on a HOT day!
It tastes amazing, though next time I will reduce the amount of both the vanilla and honey. Next up later today, berry yogurt pops!
My menu this week will contain very little that requires the oven. Here is what is in the plan.
Sunday: Grilled lemon shrimp salad with corn on the cob.
Monday: Left over chicken burritos made last week.
Tuesday: Grilled pineapple and avocado burgers.
Wednesday: Potato and bacon soup in the crock pot.
Thursday: Chef’s salad with bacon crumbles, broccoli, hard boiled eggs and avocado. If we end up over at someone’s house for a BBQ, I will bring this to share. Happy 4th of July!
Friday: Simple Lemon Parmesan Spaghetti using whole wheat spaghetti. Adding steamed broccoli and sauteed kale.
Saturday: Filled pancakes. I have fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. YUM!
Next week I will share some pics of the progress of my garden. So exciting to see the veggies growing!