I've avoided complaining too much about the weather because a. it's summer and b. it's Texas. So, you kinda know what to expect around July/August and just have to suck it up.
But...this is absolutely absolutely out of control. Some facts for you: today is the 35th consecutive day over 100 degrees. The record is 42 consecutive days over 100 set in 1980. (My mom/mother-in-law and many of her friends are going to want to tell you about how they were all pregnant during that summer. Insert smile and nod.) Next Saturday, I have no doubt we will break the record with a 43rd day over 100 degrees.
Next fact: Dallas has broken record highs all week with a peak at one hundred and friggin ten degrees.
And look what's on the horizon:
So, what's a mom supposed to do with her four month old (who isn't even old enough to wear sunscreen yet)?
We go WT-style, surround ourselves with friends, and get in the backyard kiddie pool.
WHAT'S FOR DINNER (to go with that exploded wine):
HONEY-JALAPENO GLAZED PORK: This dish is super easy- you just mix the ingredients for the glaze, throw them into a bag with the pork for about a day, and then bake the meat. Rick loved how spicy the meat tasted, but you can cut the peppers back (read: you Yankees that read my blog) as you see fit. Honey-Jalapeno Glazed Pork
TOMATO-AND-ASPARAGUS GNOCCHI: I made this as a side for the pork tenderloin. I served it cold, but for those of you joining us from Alaska, it would be tasty hot, too. Tomato-And-Asparagus Gnocchi
Also, if you are curious about the produce co-op that I regularly mention, here is a good read on the concept.
Parting shot of Mr. P (stuck in the pillows while I made the bed this morning):