Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August ~ And It's HOT

~ Summer Fun ~

Let's Dish August Challenge
Cuisine Kathleen

I had good intentions to set a table of cool blues

filled with beachy details

Like this shell and coral teapot .   .   .

And the cute cream and sugar set that

I brought back from my Galveston 

beach trip early in the summer.

But .   .   .  it's just too hot 

in August here in Texas to set a table outside.

Texas Heat = Not fun!

So I decided to .   .   .

Hatch Chiles that is!

August = Hatch Chile Festivals 

If you can't beat the heat, 

eat Hatch chiles! 

Too hot to be in the kitchen, 

so I let Central Market do the cooking.

Hatch Beef Fajita Wrap

 Hatch Chile Tortilla Chips

And an ice cold Corona!

I traded the cool blues for 

hot stripes and spicy Hatch chile cuisine

served on a tray pool side.   .   .

With just the right mix of textures.

And to finish with a bang

~ Austin Slowburn Hatch Brownies ~ 

Basically you add 

4 T. Austin Slow Burn Green Chile Jam 

to a box of Ghirardelli Brownie Mix.

These are so good!

Tutorials, Tips, Tidbits @ Stone Gable

My tip for this week:

When the summer heat gets you down,

Don't heat up the kitchen.  

Let your local deli do the cooking.