When the AC is only in your bedroom, this is just not fun. My sister, she loves this kind of weather. Me? There's a reason I dream of living in Maine.
But my husband worked a long, hot day and he's hungry, so the kitchen is open.
Pork chops, rice, and applesauce for him, but I needed a different variation.
I also need to get back to healthier eating. This has been a long, stressful school year that has taken a toll and it shows when I look in the mirror. Tonight's "dinner" began with iced coffee and Pepperidge Farm Maui cookies when I got home at 6. Just for curiosity, I checked the temp in Maui tonight -
|No thanks, I'll stick with Portland.|
But, I did come up with something healthier which if it pans out, I'll share next week when I will only have one day of school left.
Tonight I'm sharing my daughter's dinner: Chilled chickpea, couscous and mango salad bowl.
First she cooked the chickpeas and couscous earlier in the day and let them chill. (Note: she uses dried chickpeas so she set them to soak in water very early this morning.)
Tonight she added roasted and chilled sweet potatoes, very slightly toasted kale, and carrots.
And then blended it all together. And chilled it briefly in the freezer.
I'll confess, I have never eaten a mango. I had relatives who had severe allergies so I never tried one, but my daughter loves them.
It looked delicious and perfect for a hot night!