The hot weather has been beastly. I've felt so sorry for the people who have had no electricity due to the summer freak storms raging their way around the country. No electricity means no fans, or AC...yikes! We're supposed to get a cool spell soon, temps will drop about 15 degrees from 100 to 85, but most importantly, the overnight low will return to a cool and refreshing 60.
My lawn is very dry and yellow in spots, I only water it a little. Everyday I water the potted veggies and the containers of flowers...they're holding up. I make sure to have water in the drip pans under the pots because the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits come to them to drink...they shouldn't have to suffer, with the exception of one squirrel (I don't like him or her much) who keeps stealing my tomatoes just at the point of picking, eats half and leaves the other half for me.
I don't know about you, but when it's this hot, I lose all hunger for food...well, almost all. I mostly fill up on water, with a little chilled wine to break the monotony.
Eating very light is all I can manage....so Summer Rolls it's been now for days.
Summer Rolls are like Spring Rolls, only made with rice papers and not fried or steamed.
The transparent sheets of rice are dipped in water for a few seconds until they become soft and pliable...not too long or they will tear apart.
Then, fill them with anything cold and flavorful, roll them up, and eat. Simple, right?
Of course, you must have a spicy and hot dipping sauce to complete this tasty meal.
If you don't want to go to the bother of rolling it in a rice wrapper, you can roll the food in a lettuce leaf. When I'm in a hurry or get really lazy I do this! ⇓ Roll it up and plunge it all in your mouth.
Look here for more information for making Spring/Summer Rolls.
Here's a place to find lots of different dipping sauces....scroll to the bottom.
That's it for now....."try it, you'll like it", or so the saying goes.
Keep your cool,