Bean salad to the rescue
Holy hotness in NJ today. Feels like 94. Summer vibes for the last week of school. I’ll take it. But here’s what I won’t do: turn on the stove. The heat is almost just an excuse, to be honest. Could there be more to do as the school year winds down? So, yeah. No oven. No stove. (No freezer, either, apparently, since ours stopped freezing things at the end of last week.) Instead, we’ll have bean salad for dinner between incidents of minor chaos. Bean salad to the rescue. Maybe this one
. And definitely this one. This simple but amply flavored salad is a staple of our kids’ school lunch boxes, and it’s also great for dinner on a hot night with little time to spare (ahem) or at a barbecue or picnic. Serve it at room temperature, enjoy the heck out of it, and get on with your evening. Maybe put leftovers in lunch boxes, just sayin’.