To hot to cook. Summer cool off meals?

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    Whatcha eat when it is hotter than hell? Gimmee some ideas for dinner that is tasty, filling, and COOL!
     
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    a BIG salad w/ ranch dressing & good crusty bread on the side.
     
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    Pasta salad. I get the Suddenly Salad kits for cheap, and then I usually have sealed containers of various types of cooked and chopped meat in my fridge, so that my family can just grab a little and add it to the pasta salad, or ramen noodles, or whatever.

    Sandwiches are also nice. You just have to put a little imagination into them to make them DINNER, and not just a boring snack. I like chicken or turkey deli meat on croissants with whole-berry cranberry sauce spread on one side and herbed cream cheese spread on the other, with a little bit of butter lettuce for crunch.

    Now, if you don't mind the food being heated but you don't want to get the house hot cooking it, crock-pots are your best friend.
     
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    Ice cream :)
     
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    yum.
     
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    Fruit Salad and a watermelon ice smoothy....
     
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    We are empty nesters, my husband drinks beer, and I eat watermelon, strawberry greek yogurt, ice cream.
     
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    Pasta salads are good--throw in whatever you have around. The only thing is, you need to think ahead and boil the macaroni first thing in the morning before it gets hot.
     
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    I like your hubbie...:beer:
     
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    Best thing about Suddenly Salad is that my kids are fully capable of making it, AND they really like them, so it's all ready when I come home from work.
     
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