This weekend was another scorcher here, with temperatures near 100 degrees. It seems that it was unbearably hot in quite a few places though. Once again the air conditioner just wasn’t able to keep up, so it stayed around 79 degrees in the house for most of the weekend. The humidity was up as well, which seems to be what makes it truly horrible. Even the dehumidifier wasn’t able to keep up.
It seems a little unfair that the weekends seem to be the scorchers, with temperatures dropping back down to bearable levels during the week, only to increase to miserable levels again by the weekend. At least that seems to have been the pattern for the past couple of weeks here. It feels a bit like being cheated on the weekend. I’m not sure how it is for most of you, but the air conditioning at work seems to do a much better job of keeping up with the higher temperatures than the air conditioning at home. I guess I should just be thankful that I work in an air conditioned building.
Because it was so hot we spent most of the weekend watching movies, we just didn’t have the energy for much else in the heat. We watched Big Miracle, which was great (I’m a huge Drew Barrymore fan), though it did make my husband start talking (again) about wanting to move to Alaska. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth checking out, just make sure your significant other knows if you aren’t willing to relocate to Alaska.
Here’s another summer crock-pot recipe as well. It’s very tasty, and doesn’t heat the house up to make. You can change it up some by using different dressings and wraps if you want something a little different.
Italian Turkey Wraps
1 split turkey breast (also works with a whole turkey breast, just double your seasoning and water)
1 ½ cups water
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Shredded Romaine Lettuce
Chopped Bell Pepper
Chopped Red Onion
Place turkey in slow cooker and sprinkle with dressing mix, pour in water, cover and cook on Low for 4 – 5 hours.
Remove turkey from slow cooker, and shred with a fork.
Place turkey, lettuce, onion, and bell pepper in tortillas, and drizzle lightly with Italian salad dressing. Enjoy!
The good news is that it’s beginning to cool down some today, and we’re expecting temperatures in the high 70s during the middle of the week. I can’t wait! We’re expected to have thunderstorms for most of the next week, but at the moment that seems like a small price to pay for more reasonable temperatures.
So what about you? Is there any relief in sight or are you due for another scorcher? I hope you’re keeping cool.