I don't ever remember it being this hot, do you?? We could be buried under 3 feet of snow like a few months ago, though.
Here's something good about this heat: it's perfect for "baking" cookies in your car! If you've never tried, it's a fun thing to do and perfect to do while you're at work. I park my car in the parking spot that gets the most sun, and by 2 or 3PM we've got fresh "baked" cookies. This is also a fun experiment to do with your kids. The main thing to keep in mind is that you can't open your car door until you think the cookies are done.
Here's what you need:
A REALLY hot day - temps 95 degrees or above
Refrigerator cookie dough
Parchment paper or foil
Here's what you do:
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Evenly and thinly slice the cookie dough (about 1/4" thickness) and place on the lined cookie sheet. Take the cookie sheet and towel out to your car. Lay the towel over the dashboard as a precaution (you could not put one down...but do you really want to find out what will happen if you don't??). Place the cookie sheet on the towel. Close the car door and keep it shut! The heat in the car will rise to about 200 degrees and will bake the cookies in about 4 hours. The cookies will be pale, but you'll know when they are done when the edges are firm and the center doesn't feel "doughy."
Have fun experimenting! Jack wants chocolate chip and Engineer John wants peanut butter, so it looks like we'll have a smorgasbord of cookies tomorrow :D