I have a confession to make: I haven't kept up with my meal plan for the week.
It's just too hot! In spite of having central a/c, it feels like our house is taking more and more time to cool off. We ran out of propane, so we couldn't bbq, and that night we ordered dinner out instead. I didn't want to even turn on the stove to play #testkitchen, so my meatless meal went away and we ate cereal and fruit. We finished off our leftover lamb and ate it with fresh vegetables another night, and tonight I'm going to make gyros instead of charcuterie, because I want the cool fresh flavours of tzatziki and fresh tomatoes more than I want meat/cheese/crackers/pickles.
It was really tasty. I guess it wasn't technically a gyro, because I didn't have the meat cooking on a rotating spit for the day, but leftover roast beef worked really well, and everything else tasted delicious too. Best of all, I had the stove top on for maybe 10 minutes- just long enough to soften the peppers, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Then I turned off the heat and tossed in the meat to warm up a bit, showed my family how delicious tzatziki is.
Well, my first son and husband enjoyed the experience, though my second son wasn't a fan.
But really, I can't take it personally. He almost never is.
I've posted my recipes tonight as well, so you can start making up your own simple meals on these super hot days.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, friends!