To hot to cook. Summer cool off meals?

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    Sandwich bar for dinner on hot days when you don’t feel like cooking. Add a good potato, or pasta salad for the side; and finish off with chilled fruit and/or ice cream. And if you happen to have a chilled pie or some cobbler to go with the ice cream; everyone will love you.
     
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    Don't you have to cook them?
     
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    I don't have to cook them, which is the point. My sons will cook them, and then the food will be waiting for me in the fridge when I get home from work.

    But yes, the pasta still has to be boiled.
     
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    I just nuked some large diced red taters....took ten minutes...then added the rest of the stuff and it is now cooling. Total prep time...20 minutes. In an hour or two....cold tater salad and big chunk of bread and a tall glass of ice tea. DINNER!!
     
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    I just cook outdoors. Cooking pizza today.
     
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    And low in calories

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    OUtside..it is 105. No breeze. Inside, it is 95 (housemate does not have air). Being outside is too hot as much as it is INSIDE.

    I miss my beach weather.
     
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    That's a good idea, nuking the potatoes.
     
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    I know! Never thought of it before now. Duh on me! But it worked great! And fast!
     
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    I had a neighbor years ago that made the best macaroni salad ever. She used a little oil and vinegar instead of mayo and she threw in as many chopped fresh vegetables as she could find kicking around in the fridge, and little cubes of cheese. Eliminating the mayo lets you taste the veggies. It was always great. There were probably herbs or seasonings in it, too, cause I could never quite replicate it, but it's something to play around with for a change, if you never have.
     
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