Problem : Baltimore might as well be on Mercury. It's supposed to feel like 107 today and right now I'm considering that a dangerously low estimate. It's terribly hot out there!
Solution : Lure in the cooler autumn weather by preparing classic fall foods, like these carrots. You have to believe that this will work. You just have to. For me.
Preheat oven to 375F. In an ovenproof pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the carrots. Sprinkle the carrots lightly with salt and cook for two minutes. Toss in the olive oil a few times and then place the pan in the oven. Roast for 20 minutes. Turn carrots once and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with a little thyme. Eat while imagining yourself raking leaves, carving pumpkins, and drinking cider. Feel cooler, yet?