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post #21 of 27
Yeah, I've been going to that NYT link a lot lately!

Another "hot and tired" smiley...
post #22 of 27
oh there's no laundry or cleaning going on here LOL

just
post #23 of 27
With all the heat, at least the clothes dry fast!
post #24 of 27
A cool drink along with few bites of cucumber sandwich and salad will be fine.
post #25 of 27
I've been using my toaster oven a lot too (use the regular oven in the evening when it is cooler). I made meatballs, and baked hamburger buns in it. And, I confess, corn dogs, but that doesn't count as cooking. I guess I could even plug it in outside to keep the heat down.

I've heard you can cook chocolate chip cookies in a hot car (takes a while) but I haven't ever tried it.

For hot days I like sub sandwiches, pasta or taco salad.
post #26 of 27
I stay up late and bake at night. Our crockpot really puts out too much heat for me to want to use during the day.

Last night I baked a chicken, brocolli, and rice casserole at 10pm and then put it in the fridge overnight. It reheats well so its a good choice for this.

I love grilled food so I will do a few different kinds of foil dinners. Veggies on skewers are great too. You can experiement with sauces.

We like salad in our family too. So I will cook up meat at night and then the next day we top our lettuce and veggies with the meat and whatever dressing goes well.

We are getting CSA this year so we are getting lots of veggies. A light steam doesn't produce much heat. Then they are easy to top with a variety of sauces (teriyaki, aminos, butter and parmesan, etc) and you can serve these on rice. This is good cold or hot as well.

Other cook ahead foods I do often are baked potatoes (which can be topped with anything) and quiche.
post #27 of 27
so glad I found this thread! I came here looking for no/very little cooking summer recipes! Unfortunately my oven is on at the moment, because I could'nt think of anything else to make for dinner and it's getting close to dinner time. So there are some new potato 'fries' heating up. But I really want to come up with some 'no heat up the house with the oven/stove' meals! :
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