Today's high is....106. You heard me right. NOT fun. Too hot to do anything outside.
Turning on the oven is out of the question. With me not being much of a sweet eater for breakfast I decided to try a variation of a cucumber sandwich from a recipe from a cookbook called Intracourse. Yes, that is the name of the book. A dear friend gave it to me and I am more than impressed by the recipes, stories, and photographs from the book. I will touch more on that later.
So, my variation described as simply as possible:
2 slices of white bread with crust removed (to bring back your childhood days of summer)
12 thin slices of English cucumber (patted dry with paper towel and added s&p)
In a small bowl combine the following:
1t softened cream cheese
sprinkling of herbs (I used chives, chopped basil, and parsley)
dash of hot sauce
1/4 t balsamic vinegar
dash of garlic salt, pepper, salt
Add mixture to bread slices, layer cucumbers, add a basil leaf or two and cut sandwich in half.
The Basil lemonade was also inspired from the book...but I didn't want to make my own lemonade this morning since I just bought some at Sprouts.
So I followed this: