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meal planning in a heat wave

We just had a crazy heat wave where Oakland and Berkeley were 95 degrees. It was terrible really but we ended up eating dinner for two nights outside in Lakeside park which felt much cooler than our apartment. I felt relaxed spending the evening after work outdoors sprawled out on a blanket under the trees despite the warm temps.

Sunday pizza night was almost cancelled but I persevered. I will certainly have to come up with some hot weather dinner options. This is something I have to research because my first thought is eat out in an air conditioned restaurant but that may not be sustainable if we have a summer. Monday we ate tuna sandwiches and Tuesday we got Whole Foods salad bar. Maybe pre-made food is the way to go. Pre-cooked and ready to take to Lakeside park.

my loves

my loves at Drake's

Met up for dinner after work at Drake’s Dealership. It was a lot of fun. Their beers are my favorite but going there is rather expensive so we only visit once a year. maiki always tries the special beers but I am perfectly happy with the 1500 and Pale Ale that one can purchase from any store. Last night I drank the Denoggonizer and it is so strong. Just one of those is enough for me!

Here is a picture maiki captured of me. Emma Clover was cold (as was I) because there was cool breeze and much cooler temps than the days previous. She enjoyed sitting on us and cuddling for warmth.