It's too hot! What do you cook?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
3213 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

Crock pot meals! You can cook lots in a toaster oven too and it doesn’t heat up the house the same way, well, ours doesn’t.

Post # 4
5222 posts
Bee Keeper

@Baimee:  what about some type of chilled soup? I haven’t ever made any, but I did try some on my honeymoon and it was very refreshing! I don’t know about your household, but  we really like dips or spreads that can go on anything.


One thing I make that DH loves is dip that has 1 pk cream cheese, 1 small tub of sour cream, 1 powdered ranch dressing pack, 1 small frozen spinach pack and a small red bell pepper. You just drain the spinach, add the rest of the ingredients together, and chop of the pepper to your liking and you can use it with crackers, on sanwiches, or as dip for other veggies. I just make a big dish of it and use it however we feel like.


I second a crock pot meal, I use it a lot and I use it year round.


Another thing we do a lot would be really amped up salads. Our local grocery store always runs specials on the salad packs, so I typically buy 2 packs and then add a ton of stuff I already have. On nights when DH is going to really want a sturdy meal, I may throw in a rotisserie chicken and shred it up a bit. If you’re going to go all out and buy a rotisserie chicken, you can also do a cool wrap with it by just shredding the chicken, adding cheese, beans, corn, lettuce and maybe a tomato and a torilla shell. No oven or stove to turn on, and if you drain and mix the corn/beans/tomato and chill it in the fridge for a while it makes it (IMO) taste really fresh.




Sorry I don’t have more, hope that helps!


Post # 6
2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When it is really hot, I make EVERYTHING in the crockpot or on the grill. I have even made pizza and pancakes on the grill!

Post # 7
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Baimee:  Burgers on the grill! Take it outside with a glass of wine and even though it is hot while you are cooking, at least the house stays cool!

Post # 10
5222 posts
Bee Keeper

@FauxBoho:  I had to Google that, but it looks amazing– I will have to try it! 

Post # 11
3677 posts
Sugar bee

Gazpacho and hummus with pita and veggies. Look to the Mediterranean for ideas about what to eat when it’s hot out!

Post # 12
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We BBQ! Burgers, chicken, potatoes, steak, veggies, hell even pizza can be BBQed. 

Post # 13
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We use the BBQ (and by “we” I mean FI). No indoor cooking when it’s hotter than hell out.

Post # 14
1178 posts
Bumble bee

I also use the grill. Otherwise I make quesadillas quickly on my stove or microwave stuff. Also salads. 

Post # 15
6953 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Baimee:  Crock pot or toaster oven. Although, on Thursday even though I’d thawed chicken that I totally intended to do in the toaster oven I still ended up making SO take me out for sushi. I just couldn’t take the idea of EATING something hot. 😛

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