Dinner recommendations during heat wave?

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  1. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Hot dogs and burger on the BBQ with deli potato salad and green salad.

    I am not cooking anything in the house this wk during this crazy heat wave. BBQ and microwave only. I don't eat sandwiches. It's too hot to do much prep work. Any other ideas?

    Poor Taz is even too hot....sleeping lots these last few days. I'm such a wimp....can't stand this 90+ weather :groan:shakehead
     
  2. mrs2a50

    mrs2a50 Pretty much the best.ever.

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    We stay away from the BBQ - not making john stand out there when it's 108. So it's dinner as usual for us since I can cook in an air conditioned house
     
  3. dotcomkari

    dotcomkari The Deaf Superstar

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    pasta salad..

    Cheese and meats? with crackers

    crab sticks and cheese

    home-made sub sandwhiches

    wraps?
     
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  4. theAndrea

    theAndrea Google master

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    watermelon lol.

    fruit salad. home made fruit popsicles

    don't forget to drink lots and lots of water!
     
  5. dailydwelling

    dailydwelling Confidently cooking and creating

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    Sandwiches...chicken salad, egg salad, BLT, etc.

    Lots of salads (fruit salad & pasta salad) and loads of fruit. :)
     
  6. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra Step aside, Arwen!!

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    I've never made quesadillas on the grill, but I'm sure you could. They don't take long to make on the stovetop, either. We go way simple and do chicken, cheese, and tomatoes (hubby can't eat them since he's GF or he'd require them to be more complicated), but if we were fancy or I was cooking them for someone besides my 4yo, I'd do other veggies and use sour cream & salsa for dips.
     
  7. theAndrea

    theAndrea Google master

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    u could also get a roasted chicken at the store and then use it to make sandwiches, put on salads, etc :)
     
  8. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Great ideas, ladies...thx. I think I'll force myself to get in the hot car later and drive over to the store and stock up on a few deli salads, a cooked chicken along with hotdogs and burgers. I'll grab a few salad mixes and some fruit. I might try a corn tortilla quesadilla on the BBQ with the cooked deli chicken, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. I've never tried them on the BBQ before and I have some tortillas in the fridge.
     
  9. la

    la A closet sap

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    Crockpot! That thing is a lifesaver I swear
     
  10. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    we do a whole lotta burgers and hotdogs and then put in baggie for fridge, and then...
    I make up hamb with cheese, ket/mustard and wrap in foil, individually...they go on the dash of our van...and after an hour!
    Warm and yummy...my kids love it! lol
    I do hotdogs, pancakes and anything without mayo!
     
  11. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Oh Anne....that just makes me laugh....I am picturing a row of tinfoil burgers sitting up in the window!

    I do have a crockpot but just can't seem to get the energy to think of what to put in it. The heat just makes my brain shut down. I should google dump recipes (I think that's what they are called...where you just dump everything in and cook in the crockpot).
     
  12. hamommy

    hamommy New Member

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    I eat a lot of salads in the hot days.
    something light and simple.
     
  13. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    I'm going to make a list and venture out later. I think I'll open up the car windows about 20 minutes before I go. The inside of my car will be boiling hot and by the time the AC kicks in I'll be at the store so hopefully just opening up windows will let some of that heat out before I get in. I've got four days of dinners and lunches to figure out and I've got some good ideas now. I'm driving my hubs crazy b/c I don't even want dinner til after 8:00 at night when it cools down (just barely). Just wait....next wk I'll be complaining of the rain LOL.
     
  14. SmallMoments

    SmallMoments Are you ready for some football??

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    Get a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store & make chicken salad. Mmmm...
     
  15. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Kristin - yep, that's on my list. Deli chicken for pasta GF salad, to add to a large green salad and shredded for BBQ quesadillas.
     
  16. SmallMoments

    SmallMoments Are you ready for some football??

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    Ha ha... I should have read the other responses first! Oops!
     
  17. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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  18. Roboliver

    Roboliver I feel right at home at the Glitter Gulch!

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    I was going to say pasta salad too. YUM!!!!
     
  19. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    how about a pickled veggie salad?
     
  20. ledamperry

    ledamperry Named by her crazy father

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    Grab a pork roast for the crock pock. After it cooks enough to shred, I drain, and add a bottle of BBQ sauce and shrewd it up with a knife and fork. We throw it on rolls and eat with chips, salad, or fruit. So easy and low fuss. You can also do it with chicken if you prefer chicken BBQ. My kids love it!

    Here's a great crockpot blog as well - they cooked cp for a whole year!!

    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com
     

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