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    Default Too Hot To Turn on the Oven Recipes - Cold Meal Recipes/Ideas

    Help.

    I am having a horrible time trying to come up with stuff that doesn't require heat, other than tuna salad.

    It is WAY too hot to turn on the oven, and this is the first time in my LIFE I have ever known what that actually means.

    Gonna be in the 100's today. I am sitting here debating whether or not to embarrass the crap out of myself and put foil on the windows. (we are in the process of trying to buy drapes - it's not going well, and blinds don't keep heat out at all)
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    there's lots of ways to try to keep the house cooler, but I don't want to derail the thread, so I'll keep it on food.

    Chicken salad.
    Cucumber sandwiches
    Salads
    Fruit and cheese


    You can always grill, crockpot outside... but I usually don't when it's too hot.

    When it's sickening hot, we will have ginger ale, sherbert (lime sherbert and ginger ale rock when put together!!!) for dinner. Cheese and crackers as a snack later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyfulheart View Post
    there's lots of ways to try to keep the house cooler, but I don't want to derail the thread, so I'll keep it on food.

    Chicken salad.
    Cucumber sandwiches
    Salads
    Fruit and cheese


    You can always grill, crockpot outside... but I usually don't when it's too hot.

    When it's sickening hot, we will have ginger ale, sherbert (lime sherbert and ginger ale rock when put together!!!) for dinner. Cheese and crackers as a snack later on.
    !!! Let's go to the ... I guess parlour?? ... and make a thread about THAT - ways to keep the house cool!

    And thank you for the food ideas!




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    I managed to get some taters chopped and cooked yesterday early and some eggs boiled. Put them together this morning for a cooling tater salad. Also made a nice 3-bean marinated salad for the veggies dish. Add a variety of sanwiches and we're good to go for a few meals. Macaroni salad also comes to mind as does that southern favorite green pea and cheese cubes salad. Cole slaw also. Paper or foam plates and hardly any dishes to do and not pots and pans.

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    This is not an entirely cold thing. You have to cook the first part, but if you do the cooking at night, and then keep them in the fridge, oh man are these things wonderful:



    Date Balls
    From Ying Chen

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup chopped dates*
    1 egg, beaten
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    2 cups puffed rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
    1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, for rolling
    1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped, for rolling


    Directions:
    In a medium saucepan, melt butter with sugar, then add chopped dates.

    Stirring very quickly, add in beaten egg.

    Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, and allow to boil for 4 to 5 minutes.

    Remove from heat, and add chopped walnuts and puffed rice, mixing well.

    Spread mixture onto a heatsafe pan, and allow to cool. Cut into even, 1-inch sized cubes.

    Combine finely chopped walnuts and flaked coconut in a shallow dish.

    Grease hands with butter, and, using hands, shape each date square into an individual sphere, then roll it in the walnut-and-coconut mixture. Shake excess off.

    Makes about 40 date balls.
    http://www.yumsugar.com/-Bake-Date-Balls-Recipe-6637749


    I don't know if they are SUPPOSE to be cold, but I like them that way. Probably b/c my Grandma only made them at Christmas, and kept them upstairs where the heat wasn't on, so they were cold.
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    I still have that recipe from my 6th grade home-ec class! I love those! Yes, they're supposed to be cold, but then again, they're cookies/dessert.

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    If you have a Sun Oven, throw chicken, onion, bell peppers, etc into a suitable dish and let it cook away. You'll have the basics for chicken fajitas or fajita salad.

    Cold Putanesca is good. Fresh or (even canned) diced tomatoes with minced garlic, basil, parsley, black olives, and olive oil. Mix well and refrigerate. The longer it sits, the better it gets. Serve with whatever pasta you like and top with parmesan cheese.

    Cold watermelon works as a main dish when it's this hot too.
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    Solar oven! Great idea!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    I still have that recipe from my 6th grade home-ec class! I love those! Yes, they're supposed to be cold, but then again, they're cookies/dessert.
    Aren't they just wonderful! I love them so much.
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