I am reminded that today is the summer solstice. The longest day in the year. Or at least the day with the most daylight minutes. Tomorrow will be a bit shorter. And, today is the first day of summer. Such as it is. Here in Louisiana we have been in summer for a month or more.
We turn our eyes toward the Atlantic basin and see that there are no tropical cyclones anywhere. That is sure to change, but we'll take our good news where we can find it.
I have a couple of pounds of red beans in the slow cooker, along with a bit of good sausage. Red Beans and Rice isn't generally a summer meal, but it is what Belle asked for and I'm happy to cater to her every whim. With inflation taking its toll, I'm sure that dried beans will be on a lot of meus before long.
Y'all stay our of the heat. Between the heat and humidity (currently 70%), it is a sure-fire recipe for heat exhaustion.