But when the thermometer goes way up
And the weather is sizzling hot
With the oven we're not
Eco-novice is hot and hungry.
I have something to say on the topic of reading, but that will have to wait, because I have more pressing matters to discuss.
We hit 94 last week, and will creep even closer to 100 later this week. I am currently making milk, and that makes me feel very warm. When I'm nursing, I am most comfortable around 60 degrees. When it's 90, it feels like 105 to me. Anything above 75, and I'm uncomfortable. Over 85, and I feel like I'm melting. I have no A/C.
Milk-making + 90-plus temperature + no A/C =
Don't you dare turn on that oven
The temperature dipped below 70 a little over a week ago and I went into a baking frenzy: four loaves of honey whole wheat bread, granola, granola bars, and pizza for dinner. I'll be watching the weather forecast regularly for my next chance to bake.
But generally during the summer, it's too darn hot to use the oven. Which makes dinner a little more challenging. I can use the stove top to make:
- Tacos (local grass-fed ground beef, ground turkey, or beans)
- Lentils (or other legume) and rice
- Stir-fry (tofu and veggies)
So, Boothers, I'm turning to you.
What do you make for dinner when it's too darn hot to turn on the oven?