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« on: June 21, 2008 12:11:56 PM »

What are some good meal ideas to fix when the temperature rises outside? I can't find a thread like this on here, and I need some ideas!

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008 02:29:22 PM »

where i live it gets so hot and humid so i usually use my crockpot for meatballs for subs or i make main dish salads, another is a taco salad i take cooked taco meat and just mix it in a large bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and ranch dressing and serve it with doritos. I hope this helps Smiley
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008 04:11:10 PM »

I like to eat simple stuff, like salad, mini pizza[made from mini flour/corn tortillas], grilled chicken, blts.

what exactly are you looking for..?

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008 04:20:51 PM »

since it gets pretty hot here in the south, i really don't like to eat hot foods. instead i make a lot of different kinds of salads. i just posted two different kinds, a grape & walnut chicken salad and an antipasto salad.  They are extremely good during these hot summer nights! I also agree with the blts. I made one earlier this week with spicy peppered bacon, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and spicy dijon mustard on wheat bread.  AS for dessert, there are a lot of granita recipes popping up around here and other food blogs lately. I might have to try one out!

Hope that was what you were looking for  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008 05:54:49 PM »

I was just looking for ideas in general..those all sound great!

I'm a stay at home mom of two year old twins, so my brain gets pretty fried, so any ideas help! Thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008 11:34:20 AM »

Something I make a lot in the summer is chicken salad, with leftover chicken.  I just cut up the chicken and put in whatever ingredients I feel like--it's different every time.  I always put in plenty of mayonnaise (I live here in the South).

List of other things I may add:
Soy sauce
Ground mustard seed
Salt and pepper
Garlic salt
Curry powder

Whenever possible, I use fresh herbs from outside.  It's an interesting twist on traditional chicken salad!

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008 05:23:59 PM »

I love the antipasto pasta salad. I make a double batch of that abt everyother week in hte summer. 
Just swich up the veggies & meat to keep it interesting & sever over a bed of lettuce or baby spinach.

I keep mellon chopped up in the fridge to have that with cottage cheese.

Bsby carrots, frozen grapes, juice ice cubes, are all good snacks.

jellow with lots of fruit in it.

I dont really "ccok" inm the summer. I alos just tend to eat a few snack a day or a good size salad & a couple snacks.

Oh forgot to say.... Hard boiled eggs.  =) Yuumy.

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008 09:45:22 AM »

So it's supposed to be 103 F for the next few days, and I'm trying to come up with something that won't heat up the whole place.  I can plug in my crock pot outside on the balcony, so that helps.  What do you eat when it's too hot to move?

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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008 10:25:24 AM »

It's supposed to be 112 here today. Ugh. Tongue

On hot days, I like to make big salads with leftover chicken (or just cook it quickly). Sandwiches are good with some cold melon on the side.  Stirfry is also good.  Soft tacos with pico de gallo.  Anything spicy.  Anything on the bbq. Pasta with fresh pesto and veggies.

Any of those sound good?

« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008 02:03:03 PM »

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2 (8 oz.) cartons plain yogurt
1/3 c. lemon juice or to taste
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon or taste
3 c. milk
1 c. cubed canteloupe
8 1/4 oz. crushed pineapple, drained

Combine yogurt, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon in a blender. Stir in milk, cantelope and pineapple. Blend until smooth. Chill.

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