Post # 1
So its 80+ outside. I don’t have an air conditioner. I hate eating the same thing more than twice in a month and am running out of ideas.
Do any of you ladies have any fun, tasty recipes that wont require me to turn on my oven? The stove top is fine just not the oven or we will boil.
I have an assload of recipies in my head and nothing sounds good. Like I said above, I can’t eat the same thing too many times or I start to hate it (except mangos, I could eat those every single day). Any ideas?
Post # 3
Huge salad with oil and balsamic and a toasted egg sandwich!!
Post # 4
Do you have a griddle, wok, grill, or crockpot? That’s what we live on in the summer
Post # 5
@Corilee13: Im at work and we just had a luau where someone made some shrimp with citrus salsa. I dont know how exactly they made it but it was SO good. It seemed pretty simple and was served cold.
Post # 7
I feel you! We don’t have central air and I am NOT cooking over a hot stove anymore. I can’t take it. So for tonight I’ve already pasta salad. Later on it’s corn on the cob and heating up sliced roast beef for sammiches. Hey, it’s easy and quick! 😀
Post # 8
@ButterflyDoll: I love that idea, but I don’t think Fiance would, he doesn’t have the sweet tooth I do.
I just did a hawaiian dish earlier this week so I can’t do another one. The huge salad sounds good.
@SoontobeMrsA: I do have all of those things, just not sure what to put on them. Its so frustrating.
Post # 9
@Rouquine: Ooooo french dips sound amazing….hmmm possibility….
I was going to do a pulled pork ting but we are doing a BBQ on sunday so that kills that idea.
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We both love pasta dishes and really anything italian. We don’t have a set type of thing we eat often outside of that, but things we don’t eat is a shorter list. Fiance doesn’t like shell fish of any kind (so no shrimp, crab, clams etc.) and neither of us really do a whole lot of veggies (bad I know).
hmmmm for slow cooker things I would have to start them soon. Maybe I shoudl get off my butt and go to the store :P. Homemade meatball subs sound good too.
Post # 12
shrimp cevivhe is cold and delicious!
Post # 13
@Corilee13: I’m planning to cook chicken alfredo tomorrow. 😉
Post # 14
I’m a big fan of “salad” dinners (we don’t have AC either!). 3 bean salad is always a good standby, no cooking required.
Another favorite, if you can make it enough in advance to chill, is my orzo-feta-pine nut salad. Here’s the recipe, in case you’re interested.
- 1 lb orzo
- 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup toasted pine nuts
- 1¼ cups crumbled feta (~6 oz)
- 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
Cook orzo in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water, then drain well.
Whisk together lemon juice, oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl, then add hot orzo and toss. Cool orzo, then toss with pine nuts, feta, and scallion greens. Season with salt and pepper.
Toast pine nuts in a shallow baking pan in a 350 degree oven until golden, 5-10 minutes.