Hello all! How has everyone been???? Did you miss me? I missed you all terribly, but truth be told, summer is totally NOT my season, so I’ve pretty much been sprawled out on the floor with a fan blowing on me while Elliot knocks around yet another hair clip he views as HIS personal cat toy. (Side note: I buy these clips in a pack of 12, and literally every single time, I lose about 8-10 of them to the feline who just can’t resist grabbing them from my dresser and kicking them under the couch…where they’ll stay until we decide to leave this place. So, you know, like, years…).
Because it’s summer, that generally means I don’t like to cook. I don’t like to turn on the oven. I don’t like to heat up the grill pan. I don’t even like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen in general because I’ve found that, due to the smaller size of my kitchen, my body heat alone raises the temperature of the place. However, because eating is one of those pesky things that sort of needs to be done on a regular basis, and because Ben tells me I can’t subsist on bowls of ice cream alone for the next two months (why not, I ask?!), I do need to actually prepare food. So, what does a girl do who doesn’t want to cook, but still needs to feed her family, make sure she’s hitting all the right food groups, and provide a filling meal? She makes summertime bean salad, of course!