who the hell cooks in this heat?
Me, that's who. I hadn't cooked much of anything recently, because it's so darn hot and also because when I did get an idea to cook something, I didn't have all the ingredients and going to the store would have meant a trip into the heat. But last night I made an old classic, creamy corn and garlic risotto
(follow the link for photo and recipe), and tossed a chicken breast into the oven. It was lovely, and I made a double batch of the risotto so I'm good for a few days.
What I really want to make is Rachel Ray's Cabbage and Straw
. I saw it in this month's issue of Every Day with Rachel Ray
(what? the use of "EVOO" and "yum" is significantly reduced in print, so it's ok). It has all my favorite things in it: pasta, potatoes, cabbage, garlic, butter, cheese. What's not to like? Unfortunately, I'm out of potatoes, fettuccine, cabbage, garlic, sage, and cheese, so I'll have to make it another day. Preferably a cooler day...