Can you see the heat rising up from the ground here? Whew! It is HOT people!! Today it is in the high 90's and the weather says it will feel like 105-112 degrees.....and they aren't kidding. The humidity most days it 95-100%! If you don't live where it is humid.....be glad! Imagine that everything outside is a BIG sauna that is 85 degrees at 8am, 100 degrees at lunch, and doesn't cool down even when the sun goes down. I can't walk to the mailbox without dripping with sweat. It is way too hot to be outside doing anything. We haven't had rain in over a month, and it is as dry as a bone. It is expected to rain here Thursday. Thursday - Sunday we have a 30% chance of rain.....and we need all 30% of it, hopefully it will indeed rain those 4 days. Cool things down a few notches, and hydrate everything in my garden. My plants are suffering, and there have been a few causalities, as you can see in the picture above, that little cosmo lost its life. I grew it from seed, loved it, watered it, talked to it....and now look at it.....its a goner! Dang heat!
However, this one is doing ok, it is wilted, but ok. You can water everyday, but nothing does as well as Mother Nature.
Zinnia from seed....they take the heat well, and are doing good. They keep growing despite the high temps here.
Friday The Hunter went fishing and caught some flounder, red fish and speckled trout.....so guess what we had for dinner..........
He also stopped and bought some shrimp. I sauteed them with butter, and seasoning
sauteed some onions & bell pepper
I needed to onions to stuff the flounder with
almost there....need to add some crab meat
Smelling good! I also added some crab meat in with the shrimp
I stuffed the flounder with the onion/bell pepper/crab meat combo. Bake it for 15 minutes on 350, add some cheese and broil on high for 5 minutes
While I was doing this The Hunter was outside cooking as well. We had a ton of food, you would think we were having the neighborhood over....needless to say I am having a nice lunch today!
fried shrimp....we used two different types of batter. I cut up some potatoes for home made french fries. They were so good!
The final results....stuffed flounder, fried shrimp and fish, sauteed shrimp and crab, blackened fish, potatoes, and watermelon for desert! Can't beat it.
Shrimp are really easy to come across here, we are 45minutes to an hour from the ocean, and people sell shrimp on the sides of the road here. You can literally ride around my town and see 20 people selling shrimp. They also sell fruits and veggies.
Saturday I also picked lots of blueberries, so for Father's Day I made my dad and blackberry/blueberry cobbler...I meant to get some pictures of it, but I forgot....maybe next time I will remember! So this is what I do when it is 1500 degrees outside, I bake/cook. I also got all of my housework done....and NOTHING feels better than a clean, organized house! I got rid of 3 bags of clothes that were taking up much needed space. I keep most of my clothes in the guest bedroom, and every drawer is PACKED with clothes....it is ridiculous. So I dumped every drawer out in the middle of the floor, and started sorting. After I sorted, and got rid of what I didn't need, I folded everything and put it in its proper place. Drawers that I could not close 30 minutes before, were now empty!! HA! I now have FOUR....count them 1,2,3,...FOUR empty drawers....amazing what a little organizing and cleaning out will do for you. It is so nice, all the short sleeve t-shirts are in one drawer, long sleeve in another. Ahhhhhh......makes me feel better. I like to be organized, and I like everything to have a place, but I find that I am the only one in my house that thinks that way! Kiki is pretty organized though......