Pit Stop

Braised Green Beans and Chick Pea Salad

It’s been a long and very hot week. I’ve been swinging from project to project and am ready to drop. I did stop the rope race long enough to host a cookout earlier this week, though. It was wonderful. We sat outside, taking advantage of the cooling breezes and dined on cumin and garlic marinated chicken breasts (sizzing on the grill outside), braised green beans, chick pea salad and a huge plate of veggies with various dips.

My guests brought drinks and dessert. Two of those guests are in the food business and brought things like home-made Belgian waffles (from a woman who is from Belgium and knows all about them), fruit-laden snack cakes and a blueberry-mascarpone roulade with a fruit compote topping. I also chopped up a fruit salad to top the waffles.

I’m going back into hibernation now. It’s supposed to get to 100 degrees or higher (don’t know the Celsius equivalent is, sorry!) and it’s hard for me to breathe out there. Very, very humid as well.

Stay cool, to those who are experiencing a very daunting summer in these parts.

2 thoughts on “Pit Stop

  1. Now I know the context of that delicious food. Yum yum yum…

    Our humidity isn’t too high, but we are hitting mid to upper 90’s regularly– 100-103 was a few weeks ago, I think. It all hurts regardless

  2. Mmmm..the green beans look delish.
    Whew..we are just out of the peak of our summer (and no wonder the axiom “Indian summer”)….thank heavens.
    Stay cool.

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