It’s Hot Outside…So Naturally I Have to Bake and Cook and Fry Stuff

It’s been like that for the past several days – yucky humidity and heat – I spend the day dripping like a melting ice sculpture…only more miserable, if that makes any sense.  And no, it doesn’t.

Anyway, just to give you an example of what I’ve been up to…on Friday I made a triple batch of focaccia (baked at 425 degrees) AND I made some deep fried squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta and herbs (oil for that was only an icy 370)…and today I baked a double batch of this bread and cooked, cracked and picked 6 large lobsters – every nook and cranny of ’em – to make a…um…a hextuple (is that right?) batch of this “lobster three ways” dish.  Oh, yeah, and grilled lamb burgers (okay, Bill did the grilling)…made a tzatziki sauce…guacamole…oh, and a batch of blueberry sorbet yesterday.  I’ve been taking pictures like a madwoman, and will be posting much of this stuff in the days to come. 

Why all the multiple batches?  On Friday it was for a party at our nephew and his girlfriend’s house – he’s in the Air Guard and will be going to Afghanistan for 45 days beginning tomorrow.  He’s already done his tour, but…well, this is not a political blog, so I’m not going to get into that.  Other than to say I’m really not happy about it.  Where was I?  Oh, yes, all the cooking…and today it was for us and some family visiting.  They live in Ohio, so fresh lobster is kind of an automatic thing whenevery they’re here.

And now?  The dishwasher is running, Bill is pudding the kids to bed, and I’m going to go SIT somewhere.

Somewhere air conditioned.

Hahahahahah – my sister pointed out that I’ve got two typos in here.  One is particularly funny (to me) considering the previous TWD entry….I think the heat had got to me by this point last night.

5 thoughts on “It’s Hot Outside…So Naturally I Have to Bake and Cook and Fry Stuff

  1. I must tell you…. I have over 40 food blogs that I read frequently. However, only yours is bookmarked to be read on a daily basis. I have been a fan for over 6 months… and I think you are an awesome cook, writer, photographer and mother!… Anything you do… or any guidance you give is an advantage to any home chef.

    You have even managed to lure me back to making bread! Which my husband loves of course! So… I am a HUGE fan… and will read and learn ANYTHING you choose to write about!


  2. Wow you’ve been busy! The fried squash blossoms sound fabulous! But then again so does the foccacia and lobster too! 🙂

    Oh and it’s your blog so say anything you like. 🙂

  3. Haha. Hot weather’s not going to stop me from baking bread and steaming things. I’m glad I’m not the only crazy one.

  4. so…you allow your husband to place your children in pudding? is it a particular type of pudding especially for children or might one utilize plain old jello brand? (grin)
    i presume this is a spelling mistake…that makes one for me, 42,395 for you.

  5. Um, ralph? I made the pudding from scratch. I don’t buy Jello brand. And they sleep really well in it. Thanks for asking.

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