Confession: this heat turns me into a whimpering baby. I don’t want to eat, I don’t want to move, I don’t even want to think. Today, the heat index was 103, which I realize is no where near as bad as it is where my college roomies live in Oklahoma and Arizona, but for this Ohio girl who loves her snow, I felt like I was suffocating. We came home from a birthday party and I realized that I needed to feed the kids and nearly broke down in tears. I made an off-handed comment about just wanting cheese and crackers for supper to Matt and he asked why we couldn’t do that. Lightbulb!
We eat a lot of fruit in the summer. Tonight, the four of us put away a quart of strawberries, several cups of watermelon, bananas and cucumbers (which I do realize are not a fruit, but at 96% water, they made the dinner plates for a reason.). I wanted some protein so I sliced up some local cheese and pepperoni to eat with a quick dip for the cucumbers. And graham crackers. We eat a LOT of graham crackers in this house. Everyone gobbled their meals down and I had some leftovers to keep for snacking. Yay!
Peanut butter fondue
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 8 ounces Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. strawberry jam