Usually when this happens, there’s been some sort of storm or at least a lot of wind, but last night, it just quietly went out. Thankfully, it happened around 8:00, when it wasn’t quite as hot and when we were heading to bed anyway.
It came on a few hours later, much to my relief. In heat like this, it doesn’t take long for the house to get hot and then for the freezer/fridge to get warm. That would make for a dreadful Food Waste Friday post.
Yay for power! I’m so grateful.
I am not as grateful for this wickedly hot weather. It’s hard to believe just last weekend the weather was cooler, drier, and we had multiple picnics at multiple parks.
Photo by Sonia, who always has specific instructions. “Walk down there and hold Zoe’s hand.” A candid photographer, she is not.
But that’s why we take advantage of breaks in the weather.
We know they’re just that…breaks in a long string of hot and humid days.
It’s hard to believe I will ever be cold again.
In fact, in these days when even a pool feels too warm, I almost forget what being cold is like.
But fall will come all too soon, I know, and then winter.
And in wintertime, days when it’s pleasant to be outside are much rarer than they are in summer, so I’m not really wishing away these warm months.
At the same time, I’m not going to complain when the heat spell breaks (I think lower 90s are forecast for a few days next week, and at this point, lower 90s sound downright cool).
Hmm. I got a lot more picture-happy there than I was planning to. On to food!
This week was a mostly no-shopping week…at least, a no-big-shopping-trip week. I did stop at the produce stand and I spent $11 on corn, peaches, and strawberries. Totally delicious. Oh yes.
And after I went to the gym yesterday, I stopped at Aldi for milk and a few other things. I spent $12.81 there.
I also scored a whole bunch of produce from my parents’ garden, and I’d like to show you a picture of all the cherry/grape tomatoes we got, but they’re pretty much gone. My kids and I all love to eat them plain by the handful…they’re so sweet, it’s sort of like eating fruit.
So, most of the food that came into my house this week was produce, which is as it should be on an off-week.
What are we eating this week?
Breakfast options will be yogurt, smoothies, fruit, granola, scrambled eggs, and toast.
Lunches will be comprised of sandwiches made with whole wheat bread, homemade yogurt, yogurt smoothies, cottage cheese, fruit, raw veggies, nuts, cheese, and leftovers as necessary. Of course, we don’t eat all of that every single day…it’s just a list of the things we choose from for lunch each day. And Mr. FG eats leftovers for lunch pretty much every day.
Here’s my dinner plan.
- French Bread Pizza
- green salad
- I’m not sure…our plans are a little bit up in the air and I need to talk to Mr. FG before making any firm dinner decisions.
- Chicken Quesadillas
- raw veggies
- Sauteed Tilapia Fillets
- Whole Wheat Rolls
- green beans
- Mandarin Chicken Salad
- garlic bread
- takeout date night for Mr. FG and me and something easy for the kids
Is it crazy hot where you live? If it is, I hope you have A/C or access to a pool so that you can enjoy your weekend.