Wow. IT IS SO HOT HERE TODAY I CAN BARELY THINK. Good thing that’s all it’s hampering me to do because if I ever lost the ability to talk I’d be screwed. Thinking or talking – which is more important? Talking, that’s what I said too.
Anyway, it’s one of those days you don’t want to run anything except the icemaker and my only wish is that I was back on the lake flyboarding.
That’s me, flying 20+ feet above the water. It’s one of the most exhilarating and peaceful sports I’ve ever learned and I literally count the days until I can go again. My BFF and cousin Ashlee, President of Love and Laugh Photography, took that picture of me too. Check out her work – as you can see, she’s amazing at what she does. On hot days like today I wish I was at the lake doing that. I could fly around up there for hours; it brings me nothing but joy.
Anyway, back to the task at hand. Supper. Unfortunately my days are past where I can have a few crackers and a piece of cheese and call it a night when it’s hot out. I have the Daughters and the Farmer to feed too so today I fired up the BBQ (better to have that heat outside), threw on some smokies and made a cucumber salad with the bounty of fresh garden cucumbers we have in the fridge.
I got this recipe from my standby book, a collection of recipes from a local Church. These books are the best kind, they have all the tried and true recipes from Baba’s and Grandma’s that go back generations. It’s the same book I got my Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe from. Amazing.
It’s so simple to make too. Start by peeling the cucumbers then slicing them and adding them to a bowl. Slice the onion thin and add it to the bowl as well.
Mix the yogurt, sugar, salt, pepper, dill and vinegar together and add into the bowl of cucumbers and onions. The recipe actually calls for sour cream but I like to use 0% plain greek yogurt because of the protein amount in greek yogurt. It has less fat and more nutrition than sour cream and tastes the same to me. I also love plain greek yogurt mixed with a little homemade jam – I know exactly what’s in it and it’s a little bit sweet and perfect. …Squirrel! I get distracted so easily… BACK TO THE SALAD!
Stick it in the fridge for an hour and let it mellow. It’s so delicious!
Cool Cucumber Salad
Enjoy and stay cool and live it up on this warm extended summer day my friends! Kim.