When the weather is hot and sunny, I try not to use my oven.
The kitchen is already hot enough, without adding 400 degrees worth of heat.
Thankfully, I have a really nice backyard grill. A few months ago, my husband and I hired a contractor to build us the perfect outdoor barbeque area. The grill is surrounded by bricks and it is a permanent structure. There is an awning over the grill area, just in case the weather is rainy. It’s the perfect spot for entertaining guests, friends, neighbors, and family. We have six patio chairs, a bar, and a nice big table for everyone. When the weather is hot and sunny, we cook everything on the grill. My kids don’t mind eating hot dogs and hamburgers, but my wife and I prefer lean chicken or fish. We try to mix it up in the summer. Last weekend, the outdoor temperatures were warm, humid, and very bright. I didn’t want to cook inside or outside. Instead, we stayed indoors in the A/C. We ordered pizza on Friday night and sat in front of the A/C. We watch a movie with the kids and played a board game. On Saturday, we spent most of the day at the pool. Even I swam in the water. I think the jhukdiity ,must have been close to 100%. Later that evening, we had chinese takeout instead of cooking. I was very thankful for our trusted A/C unit. The whole weekend could have been miserable if we didn’t have cold air and a comfortable living room.