Beating the summer heat

We were all looking forward to another picnic yesterday but because of the humidity index being too high (predicted 105 deg. F), our organizer decided to have it in their house. No matter how much we like to play outdoors, sensibilities won over. The erratic and drastic weather changes has caused some ailments to some of us.

We appreciated the thought further when in the afternoon we received tornado and flash flood warnings and then it poured.



It was a welcome sight though as it was scorching hot but prior to the storm it cooled down.

My youngest sister before the storm

My youngest sister before the storm

Congregating in groups in different corners of the house, the young set in the family room, the men in the living room and the women in the dining room, talked progressed from summer travels, shopping in Paris and London – a family is traveling there next week, we all couldn’t afford such luxury, in between binges.

Missing from the food photos was the big tray of barbecued ribs. But no worries, what we don’t finish, we brown bag the left overs. Like human vacuum cleaners we take the food off from the hands of the host. Who wants to eat left overs for a month anyway? The extra food was really meant for sharing.

And how do you eat crayfish?

And how do you eat crayfish?

Last week was also Jamie’s tenth birthday and we celebrated it again. Such a sweet girl, they grow so fast they have a mind of their own by ten.

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7 Responses to Beating the summer heat

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    I hope there was no damage with the wild weather! Looks like another wonderful family gathering and delicious food too.


  2. restlessjo says:

    My weakness is pastry. Good job I’m so far away 🙂 That looks a good old bit of rain!


  3. Amy says:

    Enjoy reading and viewing these beautiful photos of gathering! Jamie is pretty!
    Delicious seafood. 🙂


  4. bebs1 says:

    Yes, another one. More coming – am in big trouble.

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  5. bebs1 says:

    Me too but I haven’t made them from scratch and good thing our oven is not working or I would be experimenting.

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  6. bebs1 says:

    Thanks Amy. We’ve been feasting on a lot of fatty meats lately, it is time to go back to healthier foods.


  7. Sue Slaght says:

    Hope all is well!


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