July 10, 2012

Keepin' Cool.

Last week, we were in a heat wave--temps hovering around 100 degrees.  With a peak on Saturday around 104*.  That's hot.  Real hot.  Apparently, the heat wave has broken and we can now enjoy tempuratures around 91.  I feel so much cooler.  (ahem.)  At any rate, we've been doing our best to stay cool and not make the AC work any harder than it has to. 

We've been having lots of cold treats.  I mentioned the coke slushies, definately a favorite.  And we tried this homemade magic shell recipe I saw in Rachel Ray's Everyday magazine.  So simple--2 Tbsp coconut oil and 1 cup of chocolate chips.  The kids loved it.  I do think I can taste the hint of the coconut oil but no one else noticed (I personally didn't mind).

And then there was my watermelon slushie fail.  Simply--8 cups cubed watermelon, 2 cups sprite, blended together and put in the ice cream maker.  I didn't think it was bad--it tasted like really cold watermelon.  But no one else liked it.  I had to swap it out for lemonade instead! 
Speaking of watermelon....not only has Peter just been living in a diaper (who needs clothes when it is this hot?) but he has been quite enjoying the leftovers of someone else's fruit. :)  He loves chewing on those watermelon rinds!

Thankfully, the pool is up and functioning!  Also a great way to keep cool.  I like this particular picture because the flowers in the foreground hide all the disastrous dirt surrounding the pool!  Though with the heat as it was, the pool water was more like bathwater!  We keep joking that we need to dump ice in it to make it more refreshing. 

We really are just thankful that we aren't part of the nation who have been struggling through this heat with no electricity or battling floods (MN) or wildfires (CO).  Praying for all of you!

1 comment:

  1. Love your creativity with the fun cold treats! We've gone through a lot of watermelon too. The pool looks great! We're stuck with the hose and sprinkler - ha!