It’s time for the hot and humid August installment of the Secret Recipe Club!
Yes, I do in fact live in San Diego, and while most of the time hot and/or humid does not apply here, the month of August tends to be an exception. Usually during August we get monsoonal flow kicking up over our mountains and deserts, and it likes to merrily push its way out all over the county. As such, my house is currently sitting at 82 degrees at 5:45 pm in the afternoon. No air conditioning here. Means there was no baking or actual cooking happening this month!
Thankfully, we got a lot of household type stuff done before the worse of this heat and humidity set in, including new laminate flooring in the living room. I am in love with it. So easy to keep clean. And nice and cool underfoot. And actually all installed, which I had some concerns would take longer since we were doing it ourselves with some family help. But it is done!
I should get back on track here. This month for the SRC, I was paired up with Christine from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles! Christine and I have something in common, besides the cooking and blogging of said cooking, we both Jazzercise! I am jealous of her 4-5 class a week schedule, I am only able to make it to 2-3 generally, maybe once the busy summer dies down and I am down to one job instead of two I can get one more class in a week, I hope!
I will fully admit to scouring Christine’s lovely blog and mentally bookmarking a few recipes. Until it got hot. All the recipes I was considering wanted me to cook something. And, like I said, no cooking here. One little window in the kitchen means no good air flow. I’d hate to think how hot it could actually get in there in weather like this.
Thankfully Christine rescued me with the perfect summer treat, a watermelon slush! Especially considering my love for Slurpees right now. These slushes are cold, frosty, sweet, and lacking a lot of chemicals and HFCS. My OB will be very happy with me for skipping the HFCS!
Another great thing is how fast you can go from hot to slush. Just keep some watermelon tucked away in the freezer (or any fruit really I am thinking) and you will be in business!
4 cups watermelon, seeded, diced, and frozen
2 limes, juiced
2 Tablespoons honey
3/4 to 1 cup water (This was the original amount called for, I needed to use about 2 cups total. It could be my watermelon wasn’t very juicy; the color was a little anemic; or it could my 13-year-old college aged blender, either way, just know that extra water won’t hurt at all!)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.