Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What I Made for Dinner: June 23, 2009

Biscuits and turkey-sausage gravy, tomato salad.

Oy, the heat! The car thermometer this afternoon said it was 102; the weather guy said heat index of 112. Gross. So I thought, well, what do they eat in the South? I mean, Southern food is great, and they don't just stop cooking because it's really hot, right?

It came out okay--I am not a skilled biscuit maker. But the gravy tasted good, even if it was kind of heavy for this weather. I just don't feel like making anything when it's this hot. What do other people do when it's beastly outside but you still have to feed your family?


  1. Yeah . . . last night's dinner at the Chez involved a very gourmet chunky peanut butter sandwich with blackberry jam. Somehow that seemed "cool" to me, but maybe that was because it didn't involve any heat-generating appliances :)

  2. I microwaved a Hormel package of roast beef au jus, pulled it apart with a fork and served on sourdough for a French Dip sandwich. You could slice onions and peppers to go with it, with some gazpacho on the side.

  3. We did what I called cold paninis. Decent bread, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, hard salami, pepperoni and various additions by each individually: pepperocini, lettuce, oil, balsamic, etc. Pretty standard to say sammies but I tried to grow it up a bit. Cottage cheese on the side.