Summer dinners?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do you have a grill? Or live in an area where you could potentially own a grill? We use ours so much. Burgers, Brats, Chicken, Kabobs, even pizza! Grill pizza is really good. I guess I should have asked if you ate meat, first. ?

We like pasta salads, “salad bar night” – buy spring mix and a bunch of veggies, chop it all up and put in little bowls and fix your own salad. I sometimes have grilled chicken or sliced/cut deli meat to make it like a chef salad. Great with a breadstick on the side. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Tacos! Also it may seem counterintuitive but we use the crock pot a fair amount since that heats up the house less and make pulled pork or shredded beef

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

So this is on the stovetop but it’s quick, Chicken Chili! I made some last night and it was soooo good. It was really light and delicious!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Personally, I prefer to turn on the stove rather than the oven.  I find the oven gives off so much heat.  I don’t want to be boiling a bit pot of water though.  I have no problem with turning it on for some veggies or rice though.

I used to think of the slow cooker as a fall and winter thing, but when I got in the habit of actually using it, I love it for the summer!  I plan on doing tacos/taco salad with pork or chicken sometime this summer.  I love that shredded texture and then just add a bunch of cold veggies.  Salsa, guacamole, tomatoes, olives, chopped dill pickels, peppers, etc along with some greek yogurt.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We made “ribless ribs” last night! You pound a pork tenderloin to about 3/4″ thick.  Make diagonal slits about an inch apart down the length of the meat, but don’t cut all the way through the meat. It makes it look like a rack of ribs. Cover with a rub that you make yourself or a commercial one. Let sit all day in the fridge.

Grill about 10 minutes adding your favorite barbeque sauce towards the end of the grilling time. Cut into “ribs” to serve.

MMMMMMMM Good. And without the fat and calories of ribs.

 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ll echo the salad bar – we do that a lot during the summer, also make your own wraps.

Another thing we like is veggie stir fry – wilt the vegs in the pan with some peanut oil, then serve over microwaved brown rice. 

Grilling is also big in our house, chicken steaks, we want to try the pizza too. 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Jess1483:  I need to get a crock pot, this seems so easy and simple.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I make a lot of salads with corn, tomato, and avocado. You can put any kind of protein on it- last week I made it with roasted pork and it was awesome

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@julies1949:  That sounds delish!! I am going to have to try that!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@Jess1483:  How about beets, herbs, berries/fruit, or jicama?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Veggie and quinoa salads!

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