Too hot to cook? What's for Dinner?

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This is the hardest time of year to keep it real. We are expected to have a high of 101F today, again. The stove is off limits. No baking, no sautéing, no pots of boiling water. Uh-uh. I have a few pre-baked entrees and bread in the freezer. In the past week I confess to bringing home a pizza one day and deli meat on another. G-man and the Cadet picked at it. Aside from the occasional trip to the Chinese restaurant up the street, they only want homemade food. In a way it makes me proud. In a way I am flattered. I am also hot and cranky.

Anyone else with me? Let me help with recipe ideas that work with hot weather. Some are cooked on the grill, others in the crock pot, and a few are not cooked at all.


Homemade Pita Bread (vegan)

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Falafel (gluten free, vegan)

Green Bean Fries

Fries on the Grill
Cheesy Mini Peppers (gluten free)
Whole Wheat Cornbread


  1. It is WAY to hot to cook! I wish that excuse worked better! lol! I enjoyed this post and salads are the prefect solution! in my humble opinion! Grilling would be nice but standing in the heat makes you feel like you're cooking yourself for dinner! haha... Please come share this at our link party - "Home is Where the Heart is" Homesteading and Homemaking
    Please feel free to link any other posts you'd like to share!

    1. Thanks for the invite! (You're right about the grill. On grilling days, I try to line up a bunch of stuff to eat for the next few days. Still.... this heat wave could end any time.)

  2. What a great collection of summertime offerings. I just love your snow photo, it gives us hope in all the heat. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. What a great collection and I will enjoy going through them all... but have to go to work in a few minutes... Glad our temps are only in the 80's and I think that is too hot. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday.. Come back and vote for your favorite on Sunday and please join us again every FRiday.

  4. Thanks for sharing all these gluten-free recipes! Stop back Sunday to Foodie Friends Friday and vote for your top 3 favorites!

  5. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back tomorrow to VOTE!

  6. Not sure if my comment went through! But I love all the ideas! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back tomorrow to VOTE!

  7. Saw your recipe and post on the FFF link. Cute name and photo. Love the recipes. ~Dawn~

  8. Great ideas for hot nights... I wish I could roll in your snowman right now... it's hot.

  9. Great ideas...unfortunately not for hot nights...but for kitchen reno's and no stove. Wishing it was a bit warmer and less rain LOL.

    Grilling and unfortunately, eating out way too much has not been good for any of his.

    Thank you for the wonderful comment you was a great encouragement to me more than you know.

    I'm blogging at a new http and title.



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