Wednesday, June 24, 2009
(Eh-Fay-Show-Sha!) With temperatures above 100 degrees for three days in a row, we are quite simply, boiling down here. We're no strangers to hot weather, here in Cajun Country, but we usually hover around the low 90's , in June, with daily afternoon thunder showers, better known as monsoon season. It's always more humid, after the rain, but it drops the temperature about 10 degrees, so it's a good trade off. We also have not had any rain in 4 weeks and are headed into a serious drought. Global warming? Perhaps, but we're headed for a cool front, this weekend, and will only top out in the mid- nineties! Yikes! So how to stay cool?
Here's my list:
1. Buy a gallon of frozen Margaritas and sip, as needed
2. Find the coolest place in town
3. Stay in the pool, when not in the air conditioning
4. Do as little, as possible, including cooking
5. Go out to dinner
Since I spent the day doing the first 4 things on my list, that brings us to number 5. We headed over to Agave Mexican Grille and Cantina, (one of my favorite restaurants). Frozen Margaritas all the way around for this group, except for a few beer drinkers. I decided to order one of my favorite items on the menu, The Fiesta Salad. It is so colorful and appetizing and divinely delicious, A zesty mixture of lettuce, squash, tomatoes, carrots, roasted corn and black bean salsa, topped with shredded tortilla chips, served with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Out of this world!! Cest bon, cher! What are you doing to stay cool, this summer?