Josie cooling off with a mulberry juice popsicle.
We don't usually eat granola for breakfast, but I just couldn't bring myself to make breakfast during the intense heat. Love Crunch to the rescue. The kids do love it and it isn't insanely sweet like most packaged granola.
Josie usually has her hair wild, but the temps made her frustrated and sweaty so she asked for braids.
A cooling front finally moved in and brought some much needed rain so we spent Sunday on the porch reading during the mild calming thunderstorm.
Usually Persephone can't hang out on the porch (she has dog aggression issues), but I figured with the rain (she doesn't seem to like to get wet) and no one out walking their dogs, it was good time to let her out with us.
Rob playing the guitar while the boys read. Rob gave their shaggy manes a bit of a trim on the porch so they would be cooler.
I eased back into cooking with Dreena's Mac-Oh Geez (you can find it in her new cookbook, Let Them Eat Vegan!). I've made this before, but this time I omitted all of the olive oil, added cauliflower, broccoli, peas, and a little Field Roast Mexican Chipotle sausage. I used whole wheat gobetti for the pasta.
Dinner last night was Vegan Dad's Salisbury Steak. I have a lot of tempeh in the refrigerator and I found this older recipe on Vegan Dad's blog. I wrapped the mixture in a clean dish towel instead of making patties before steaming and it worked fine to just slice off part of the steamed loaf and fry (I ate mine pre-fried). We'd never made it before, but we will definitely make it again. It was quite delicious. I served it withe sauteed kale over quinoa and topped with Rob's gravy. I doubled the recipe (everything except the water which I kept the same) so we could try the "steak" as a sandwich for lunch today. A great way to eat tempeh for people who think they don't like it.