Wednesday, July 06, 2011


When it's really hot, we have dessert first and supper later. Today Katie had an applesauce popsicle followed by some cheese and crackers and then leftover potatoes. Ben and I had a milkshake with strawberries and yogurt; we haven't eaten supper yet.... but we will shortly. It's already cooler than it was two hours ago at supper time.

We're not big icecream people, but anything cold is welcome here in the summer months! I have popsicle molds from Tupperware and some from IKEA which will be filled with: applesauce, chocolate(or other flavors) pudding, juice, water with fruit pieces, chocolate chips or raisins etc. Katie's already had two applesauce popsicles and loves them! I had one and it brought me back to my childhood. Ben's waiting for the chocolate pudding ones.

I'm not a huge food person in general, so when it gets hot I really don't feel like eating. I'm trying to come up with some easy, non-heavy-in-your-stomach suppers for the summer months. BBQ is always good, but I still have to cook something (ie potatoes) to eat with with the meat. You can only have baked potatoes so often. Potatoes tend to be heavier too; maybe it's the starch? My kitchen gets warm really fast from turning on the stove or oven, and it's even worse in the summer when the sun is shining so strongly on the back of our house. Maybe we'll just eat meat and salads this summer, or do like the Spanish and have supper late at night! Either way, we'll survive and be more thankful when fall comes around again!


  1. you should get angelina's broccoli strawberry salad recipe! it's super easy and no cooking is involved! ask her when we come! =D

  2. If it's hot (which is hasn't been this year) some things I make are:
    ~Chicken Caesar Wraps (bbq the chicken and warm up the wraps on the bbq also)
    ~BBQ'd meat (hamburgers, sausage, steak, chicken, fish, kabobs) with salads/raw veggies or BBQ'd veggies (peppers, asparagus, onions, corn on the cob, potatoes etc)
    ~ You can also toast some bread on the grill and add garlic butter
    ~ a deep fryer is handy b/c then you can cut up some potatoes (like roasted potatoes) fry them and afterwards add your spices or just make fries :)
    You could always spice up your baked potato by scooping out the potato, mixing it with sour cream, butter, salt, pepper. Put it back in the potato skin and top it with chives, bacon bits and cheese.
    Anyways, I hope your weather cools down and that the warm weather heads over to beautiful rainy BC :-)

  3. You can always trade weather with us and have the cooler rainy weather & we'll have the hot weather:)

    We slice up potatoes put them in foil with a bit of butter & mrs. dash & seasoning salt and put them on the bbq for 20 minutes. mmmm.....
    We also often have chicken kabobs with peppers on the kabobs.