We have about two weeks left of school, but are already lagging in the morning and losing our sense of time and place. Yup, our brains have switched to summer mode. Who wants to do anything “regular” with the temperatures that we’ve had anyway?! I am readying the house for round-the-clock eating habits; it’s a lot like spring cleaning but with 100º temps and a house full of bodies in mind. The freezer has been cleared to make room for smoothie supplies and popsicles. The spice drawer has been stocked for the kazillion meals that are on the horizon. The pantry has been re-organized to make room for summer preserves and easy access to snacks. Coolers are at the ready for carting groceries back to the house (if you’ve tried toting anything that requires refrigeration home in Texas heat, you understand). Next on my list is assessing our grilling capabilities and making that magical wish list of summer preserving projects. Bring on the tomatoes and okra and watermelon!
What do you do to get ready for summer? Does your kitchen do more work over the summer?