We have monsoon-ish weather moving in again. 77% humidity tonight. All the ceiling fans are going but I'm sweating with every keystroke on the computer.
I'm not sure what on earth possessed me to cook dinner. But cook I did despite feeling like I was going to pass out in the kitchen and sweating in a very un-ladylike way at the dinner table.
I roasted beets from the garden. A hot oven on a hot day -- what was I thinking?!
I had two big bunches of red chard that I needed to use. They came in my CSA basket and I wanted to do something different than just sauteeing them with butter. I made a chard gratin.
I washed and chopped the leaves.
I chopped the stems and sauteed them in butter with some onion. Shhh, don't tell Brett. He thinks he doesn't like onions.
I added the leaves and cooked them until they were wilted.
Meanwhile, I chopped up some dill (also from my CSA basket) and mixed it with breadcrumbs, which I browned in more butter.
I made a white sauce with MORE butter and cream, mixed it with the chard, and added some shredded swiss cheese.
Popped it in the oven (more heat - AHHHH - I'm melting... melting), for 20 minutes.
It was yummy - all that butter and cream and cheese didn't help with the calorie count but it sure tasted good.
I rounded out the meal with a loaf of crusty bread, some blue cheese drizzled with honey (try it, it is awesome) and wine.
I imagine we'll go to bed at some point tonight but right now its just too hot and muggy.