Yesterday was a miserable day to be outside.
However, that is right where my entire family was all. day. long. Yard work and garden duties don't stop because the heat index is 110, you know!
The kids cooled off in the pool quite a bit, but did take some time here and there to help us bring in our haul of the day. Have I mentioned what great helpers they are?
I use the basil to make and freeze pesto*. We love pesto on chicken, pizza, and pasta. When tomatoes are plentiful in the summer, you can not beat them sliced thickly and topped with pesto, then broiled for about 10 minutes in your oven (or on the grill, in foil packets). Oh my goodness--heaven!
*Note: I use grated Parmesan cheese in mine, not Pecorino/Romano. Either works.
We--well, I say 'we' loosely, because actually Shane did all the bean harvesting this time--picked our first batch of green beans. And we had a ton! As you can see, that bowl is about as big as Ethan!