Not only is 61* the title of a lovely movie about the 1961 baseball season and the number of homers Roger Maris hit to break Babe Ruth's record that year (I only know this because I'm a huge Barry Pepper fan and because both of my brothers love baseball), but it's also the number of amazing entries I received for "Beat the Heat."
To say that I'm in awe of the turnout would be an understatement. I want to thank each and every person who sent me an entry--you've helped make this more fun than I ever could've anticipated! I'll have the roundup posted just as soon as I can.
To tide you over, please take a gander at what happens to items that don't beat the heat:
Why I continue to crank up my oven to 400 degrees in this weather is beyond me.
Have a great weekend!