Heat & Eat

July 1, 2012

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I really can’t remember heat like this in my life. There are very, very few days of the year that I don’t want to go outside and this is most definitely one of them! Our family discussed going on a hike, but I went on a 15 minute walk to a pool and back to inquire about membership and the walk was unbearable (especially the uphill return!) And unfortunately the pool had a LINE out the door of people waiting to get in because it was at max capacity. I can’t imagine waiting in this heat just to be allowed inside to swim. I guess this is why people build pools in their backyards : )

Thus, I’m kind of giving up on exercise today. Other options: the gym or a DVD. I don’t really want to drive to the gym, and walking isn’t going to happen until after sunset when the gym is closed. I could do a DVD, but I think I’m just going to take the day off and start anew tomorrow. Maybe I will go for a walk at dusk!

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Karen had PB&J for lunch and that kicked in a craving for me, so I had one too. This sandwich is a wedge because I am terrible at slicing bread and always cut on a diagonal. Matt made me correct my error by eating my slices in the shape I “ruined” the loaf with :mrgreen: This was homemade strawberry jam by our Great Harvest friends Ginger and David – delish!

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On the side I had leftovers. Greens, shrimp and corn.

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Showertime!

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1 Sana July 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I waited until the sunset to go for a jog yesterday, it was muggy but bearable.

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2 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

SO hot!! I can’t believe I’m still alive after 8 miles out there. Currently drowning myself in smoothies.

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3 Gretchen July 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Last week in TX we had 100* plus every day. Today it’s 82* right now, which is odd. How hot is it there?

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4 KathEats July 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

100! 82* sounds niiice

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5 Gretchen July 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

It was almost cold last night! Our high today is 90!

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6 Amanda July 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Went to hot yoga this morning … leaving the studio made it feel cool outside! Crazy! Have a great Sunday :)

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7 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I’ve always wanted to try that… I might get around to it once it get cooler. 100* weather + Florida humidity SUCKS. Not really the type of weather to put you in the mood for more heat ;]

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8 Khushboo July 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This is when treadmills are a lifesaver!

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9 Carly July 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Mmm. PB&J! Such a remembered flavor. Plus, that bread looks incredible. So much better than the Oroweat Country Potato bread of my childhood :-).

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10 Roxanne July 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

It’s okay to skip a day!

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11 lynn @ the actor's diet July 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

now i’m craving pb and j!

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12 TinaD July 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

There are still lot of people without power (I know Carrsbrook, Still Meadow, lots of Crozet and Ivy, Earlysville, and probably Scottsville), so the pool or the Key Rec center are the places to be today. I’m so grateful our power came back yesterday around 1.

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13 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

You should have turned the top slice 180 degrees so it turned out a flat sandwich!

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14 KathEats July 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Haha. Didn’t think of that!

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15 Denise July 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I was going to say the same thing!

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

The heat you describe…I swear to god the summer I was pregnant San Diego had record-breaking heat and we were living in a 1920s mission revival with no a/c. I was so.incredibly.miserable. Pregnant or not, hot is hot. Stay cool and don’t overdo it, Kath!

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17 jen July 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

yep. sounds like texas weather. l think the highest was 109 last week here in austin but 100-103 is pretty standard for the summer here. i am never happy to see the summer come around :(

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18 Angel7 July 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Maybe next year you & Matt can put a pool in your backyard :)

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19 Cait's Plate July 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Ha. That’s too funny. That’s not such a horrible punishment for “ruining” something! :) Looks amazing.

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20 Allison K July 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I can’t imagine 100 plus humidity. I know I should never say never, but that is why I’m never moving east of the Dakotas.

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21 Emily M. July 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

this insane heat + crazy wind storm is very apocalyptic! haha. but that looks like the perfect hot day lunch! i need to learn to make my own jams.

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22 Teri [a foodie stays fit] July 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

ugh, seriously this weather is killing me. Nothing has sounded good to eat either…until i saw that shrimp. :) I know what i’m having for dinner now!

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23 Julie July 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

It’s pretty hot here in NY too (93*) and a day off can be such a nice treat!

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24 Emily @ Life on Food July 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm

PB&J sounds delish right now. Too bad I don’t have any of that yummy bread. That totally makes the sandwich.

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25 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List July 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Are we still on for lunch next Wednesday?? I can’t wait!

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26 KathEats July 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Yup!

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27 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

That diagonal pb&j looks SO good! I never mind the diagonal because it always means later I have to go back to the bread to “fix” it. haha!

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28 kristen @ verbs and vignettes July 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I was a FISH in the pool at our campground growing up. but there were never more than 20 people or so enjoying it.

I certainly enjoyed the pool at my parents’ house today. :-) we just got it put in three years ago, maybe. LOVELY for a pre-dinner float.

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29 Grace @ Grace Dishes July 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

The heat definitely gets in the way of exercising outdoors! Food looks yummy~

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30 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself July 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

That bread looks amazing (even though it is funny shaped! ha). I seriously wish we lived closer to a Great Harvest because you’re bread always looks delicious!

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31 Amanda @flecksofgreen July 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Yum! Apparently I haven’t had my fill of shrimp lately because I am totally in the mood now :)

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32 Alyssa (pb and oats) July 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I cut at a diagonal too! Especially with cucumbers and tomatoes.

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33 Elisabeth July 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

It was 104 and 102 on Thursday & Friday here in Ohio! It has cooled off some this weekend because of the storms. It is currently only 77 :)

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34 Erin July 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I, for one, think that wedge sandwich looks fantastic! :)

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35 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Oh my gosh…I have the same slicing problem! Homemade strawberry jam is now the only strawberry jam my boys will eat…made a huge batch from the strawberries I picked this year. Yummy!

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36 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 2, 2012 at 5:32 am

I kind of like your angled sandwich! It tastes good which is all that matters!

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37 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 2, 2012 at 6:40 am

Yup, it was something crazy like 102 in DC! I have never been that hot in my life 8-)

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38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 2, 2012 at 7:06 am

I took a day off yesterday because of the heat too – it was unbearable here! Hopefully today is cooler for both of us.

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39 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 2, 2012 at 7:13 am

As much as we complain about the weather here in the UK, we are lucky that we don’t have to suffer in the heat like it sounds like you guys have over there. It is currently grey, rainy and cold here. Yay for British summer!

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40 jo @ includingcake July 2, 2012 at 7:31 am

you guys all talking about heat makes me feel a bit sad….it’s only 61F here in the uk…and they call this summer!! I’m still eating soup for lunch and drinking hot chocolates ;-(

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