Boy is it muggy today! Our bike ride and run in the heat wasn’t too bad. We made it to SouthPark (4 miles on bike) and put down our big red blanket in a spot we are hoping will be in the shade come sunset. Then we locked up our bikes and ran – not sure how long or far, but I’m guessing between 3 and 4 miles – around the neighborhoods near the mall. So pretty! Then we biked 4 more miles home. The whole shebang took about an hour and a half.
Once home, we made tonight’s gazpacho (yes, I realize it’s not really Italian, but we make it every year and it has TOMATOES and it’s RED so I’m including it in the red, green and white theme for tonight). Find the recipe here: Gazpacho. It’s really just one of those that you can tweak however you like. This year we have navy beans instead of garbanzo and basil added and a roasted yellow pepper. No corn.
While the grill was on we roasted up some more squash and nibbled on ‘em.
Then I made the best salad!!!
It was worthy of its own recipe page: Tuna + Cottage Cheese Salad. My friend Justin said yesterday that he loves cottage cheese with tomatoes and tuna. I thought that sounded excellent, and decided corn would make it even better. And then we just kept adding delicious things!
Tuna, cottage cheese, summer squash, tomato, corn, basil, creole seasoning, avocado served over spinach –
With our last box of melbas – these are so good for dipable salads.
And this juicy plum
Shortly after lunch Karen brought over these Figgy Oatmeal Bars she made for a picnic. Perfect ending!! (If you Google the recipe, you’ll probably find it. They are not low-fat and contain lotsa butter, but they are super delish).
Off to put a cold compress on my forehead on the couch 🙂 It’s almoooosst AC time!