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It is HOT outside, so we are looking for ideas for TF meals that we can eat cold. Please share your menus for suppers that won't heat up the kitchen! Thanks!
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Ha! You must live someplace near us where it was 116 in the sun yesterday!!! I've never seen it that high where we live in the North!!

Anyway, here's what we have been eating the last 2 nights.

Individual Dinner Salads

Lettuce
Carrots
Tomato
Avocado
1-2 Hardboiled eggs per salad
Red onions
Garlic Scapes
Sprinkle with lots of oregano, black pepper and garlic powder
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Top with crutons if you just can't resist them and feel naughty

Dessert

Stewed rhubarb with strawberries (dice about 6 cups, add 1/2 cup water, bring to boil and then turn down to a simmer and cover. When almost done, remove lid and add frozen or fresh strawberries. It makes a lovely mushy mess. Add 1/2 cup honey when it's all done and cooled a bit.)

Top Green and Black organic vanilla icecream with it

Eat plain

Top it with fresh whipped cream

Make a banana split or sundae with ice cream, banana, strawberry rhubarb topping etc

We'll prob eat this all tonight again and we are eating cold strawberry rhubarb with cream for breakfast. So we could use some more ideas too!!
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Chicken salad (with curry)
Egg Salad
Pimento Cheese
These can all be made into sandwiches, or served on a bed of lettuce

Broccoli salad w/ a little cheese (and bacon)
Three Bean salad
Pasta salad w/chicken and eggs
Potato salad w/ a lot of eggs (or some other protein) - bacon?
7 Layer dip w/ chips
Spinach dip w/ tortilla chips (you can add eggs for protein)
Black bean salsa with chips (or my kids love it on top of cheese quesadillas)

This is a Southern Living recipe that I love - where you are supposed to put the turkey, I add black beans and ground beef cooked w/ chili powder...
Now I make my own cream dressing, and you can a spoonful of chili powder to it for a little extra kick. It is SO delicious.:

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...ipe_id=1069612

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Layered Cornbread-and-Turkey Salad
Prep: 45 min., Chill: 3 hrs.
1 (6-ounce) package buttermilk cornbread mix
1 (12-ounce) bottle Parmesan-peppercorn dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 (9-ounce) package romaine lettuce, shredded
2 1/2 cups chopped smoked turkey (about 3/4 pound)
2 large yellow bell peppers, chopped
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup diced celery (about 3 celery ribs)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
10 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
2 green onions, sliced

Prepare cornbread according to package directions; cool and crumble. Set aside.
Stir together dressing, mayonnaise, and buttermilk until blended.

Layer crumbled cornbread, shredded lettuce, and next 7 ingredients evenly into 6 (3- to 4-cup) glass containers; spoon half of dressing mixture evenly over tops. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours. Sprinkle with green onions just before serving. Serve with remaining half of dressing mixture on the side.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Martha White Buttermilk Cornbread Mix and Girard's Parmesan-Peppercorn Dressing. We used 3-cup marquis-shaped canning jars with lid and screw ring. To find a retailer, visit www.leifheitusa.com, or call toll-free 1-866-695-3434.

To make 1 large salad: Layer half each of crumbled cornbread, shredded lettuce, and next 7 ingredients in a large glass bowl; spoon half of dressing mixture evenly over top. Repeat layers ending with dressing mixture. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Sprinkle top with green onions just before serving. Prep: 45 min., Chill: 8 hrs.

Layered Southwest Cornbread-and-Turkey Salad: Substitute 1 (6-ounce) package Mexican cornbread mix for 1 (6-ounce) package buttermilk cornbread mix; 1 (16-ounce) bottle buttermilk-Ranch dressing for Parmesan-peppercorn dressing; 1 (8-ounce) package finely shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses with jalapeño peppers for shredded Swiss cheese; and 1 (11-ounce) can sweet whole kernel corn, drained, and 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, for yellow bell peppers. Prepare recipe as directed, omitting mayonnaise.
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Oooh... these sound like great ideas.

Not trying to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a recipe for a cold noodle dish? I love, love, love cold noodle dishes. I'm NAK right now, but I'll be back later with some recipes.

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How about grilling outside?

For a cold noodle dish, I have been known to make noodle salads. Just cook noodles aldente, rinse with cold water, add whatever seasonings you want and chill. Best to make ahead of time so the flavors have time to blend.

I like it italian style so I add cheese cubes, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, italian herbs... stuff like that. And salt. In my experience, cold noodle dishes need a lot of salt.
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Great ideas everyone.

I thought I'd add that to not heat up the house I've been using the BBQ more and not just for the regular BBQ stuff. With the indirect heat method I have baked bread and cakes. And a side stove burner is great for cooking outdoors too.
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For cold dishes I tend to make pastas and let them chill. I toss them with evoo and garlic and sometimes an Italian dressing.

Salads are big in our house. I will usually add fish or grill some chicken and cut it into strips to top it, but I either grill it outside or on the George Forman, so it doesn't really heat the house up. With fish a few squirts of lemon makes it super yummy.

Sometimes I'll make cold noodle dishes and make a peanut sauce or add a spicy garlic paste to it or something, depending on what I'm in the mood for.

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Individual Dinner Salads

Lettuce
Carrots
Tomato
Avocado
1-2 Hardboiled eggs per salad
Red onions
Garlic Scapes
Sprinkle with lots of oregano, black pepper and garlic powder
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Top with crutons if you just can't resist them and feel naughty
That made me think of these salads that I found online yesterday:
Make-Ahead Stacked Salads

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Not sure how TF this is (I'm a bit fuzzy on TF, asking for Npurishing Traditions for my birthday but until then its all rumour and hearsay!)... but DH and I love quasi-Meditteranean meals. Homemade bread (or homemade pita crisps!) dipped in olive oil and caramelised balsamic vinegar; dukkah; chopped carrots and apple; cheese slices; halved hard-boiled eggs... kind of a cross between antipasto and veggies & dip. We add sliced meat if we have it, or dip/salsa if we feel so inclined.

It's yummy enough that we had it last night when it was freezing cold!

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I love steak sandwhiches, chicken salads... burritos and salsa or guacamole...

big salads with hardboiled eggs on top.

homeade blackberry crumble with vanilla ice cream(we have blackberry bushes)

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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In my experience, cold noodle dishes need a lot of salt.
yep. And they taste really good with salt! cold spaghetti is one of my favorite leftovers.

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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Not sure how TF this is (I'm a bit fuzzy on TF, asking for Npurishing Traditions for my birthday but until then its all rumour and hearsay!)... but DH and I love quasi-Meditteranean meals. Homemade bread (or homemade pita crisps!) dipped in olive oil and caramelised balsamic vinegar; dukkah; chopped carrots and apple; cheese slices; halved hard-boiled eggs... kind of a cross between antipasto and veggies & dip. We add sliced meat if we have it, or dip/salsa if we feel so inclined.

It's yummy enough that we had it last night when it was freezing cold!
We do this too, also great for nights we just don't feel like cooking. Its a nosh plate in our house...cheeses, fruit, veggies, hummus, bread, butter, pate, sliced meats...so yummy and we get creative with our combos, so its kinda fun and interactive too.

S, mama to boy M(6/07) and baby girl R(7/10). We do all the good natural family living stuff!
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I lived in TX for a while and we became very fond of Chef salads.
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It's not completely cold, because we'll have to use the stovetop for a few minutes, but we're having tacos tonight.

What's a way to consume bone broth when it's hot?

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Cold yogurt soup is a great way to get bone broth in on hot days.

570ml natural yogurt
275ml single cream
425ml cold, skimmed chicken broth
1/2 tsp ground roasted cumin seeds
1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
ground black pepper
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tblsp very finely chopped fresh mint, or 1 tsp dried mint crumbled into powder

Whisk the yogurt with a fork until smooth and creamy. Add the cream and beat gently to mix. Add the stock, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice and mint. Stir and check seasoning.

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We do plates of bread, meats, humous, taramasalata (or pink humous as my kids call it), salad, hard boiled eggs etc. Its called picky bits in our house and is one of my little ones favorites.

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Tonight's dinner: BLTs made with good pastured bacon. :

We're not afraid of any stinkin' tomatoes!

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