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Old 06-15-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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What are you ladies cooking in the heat of the summer??

We have no air conditioning. I have not felt much like cooking in the heat. I try not to use the oven in he summer. I've been doing skillet meals. Will be doing some grilling and crockpot meals. Sadly I don't even feel like eating much in this heat. Thankfully we had a few cool days this week.

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Old 06-16-2016, 02:35 PM   #3
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Grilled pork or beef. Cold meat salads (chicken, tuna). Lots of raw fruit, veggies, salads. Cheese sticks, olives, pbj. Eggs. For some reason I don't mind cooking these. Milk shakes with out any ice cream - kids love these, and smoothies.

And drink lots and lots and lots of water.
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Salads, sandwiches, wraps. We've been grilling meat like chicken and then use it for the wraps and salads throughout the week.

I've also been using the crockpot.
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I don't necessarily vary my cooking too much except that we have fewer soups and casseroles. I use my toaster oven more in the warmer months since it doesn't heat my house like the regular oven and I also utilize my crock pot.

Meals: "picky lunches" (slices of meat and cheese, crackers, veggies, fruit, etc.), sandwiches, salads, pasta (doesn't need to be on the stovetop for very long), quesadillas, etc.
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Thanks for the ideas. I'm hoping to get hubby to grill more. Hasn't seemed to work yet. And I've only used the grill once. It makes me nervous. Lol. I'm trying to find more skillet recipes. I have a few microwave dishes that I make more in the summer.
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Re: Summer cooking??

We try to use or grill for everything during the summer. Now we have a very nice grill that uses wood pellets and we can set at a temp like an oven so it makes it so easy to cook outside. We cook typical grilling items but also fish, roasts, veggies, and so on. Not only does it keep the house cool less dishes to clean. Come Sept when the weather cools and fall root veggies are in season we start doing more soups, casseroles, and over all cooking inside again.
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Your grill sounds great!! I made ribs on the stove the other night and my kitchen was so hot!!
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