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Old 07-24-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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Hot Weather Cooking

Hot weather is here in Chicago and I refuse to turn on my stove. An excellent pot pie was the last hot meal until the weather breaks. I am running out of cold leftovers and have already eaten my weight in salad. Not really fond of cold soups.

What does everyone do when the weather is hot? What do you make?

One thing I make is a sandwich called the Gold Coast, I did not name it, it was served in a Deli named Moe's.

You take leftover (de-boned) chicken or turkey and cut it thin for sandwiches. On white bread roll, french bread or whatever you like, place a heaping helping of chicken or turkey. Spread a thick layer of cream cheese on it and a layer of cold cranberry sauce. I have used canned and homemade, loved them both.

Any other hot weather food ideas?

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Old 07-24-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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Your BBQ is your best friend in hot weather. I have an entire cookbook dedicated to modifying recipes so you can cook them on your BBQ. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

We also do a lot of veggie and dip plates combined with the crackers/cheese/garlic sausage/smoked oysters tray. Always a fan favourite around here.
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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Amen to being able to BBQ. What is the name of the cookbook.

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Old 07-24-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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Getting You Through the Summer - Cooking for the Rushed.

Its a Canadian publication, and is quite inexpensive but worth every penny! Heres a link to the website. You can get some free recipes there too. Its the little yellow one on the right. The others are wonderful too.


http://cookingfortherushed.com/index.htm
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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During this heat, we bbq about 4 nights/week. Even dessert is on the grill. Otherwise, I do crock pot cooking, such as pulled pork sandwiches or french dips. If I'm cooking indoors, I try to make cold desserts, like refrigerator pies, and the like.
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We do a lot of deli meat and cheese plates with sliced raw veggies...
not that it gets too hot to cook in Seattle very often.
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We sometimes pick up a rotisserie chicken from Costco - they're delicious, and make that part of a cool meal. I like to make a hearty sandwich on a bulkie roll with mayonnaise, chopped scallions and roasted red peppers. (Then I save he bones for a stock).
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I keep meals simple. I make salads. Use the grill. Stir frys are great because they have quick cooking times. The crockpot is a useful, also. I have pork ribs with BBQ sauce in mine right now.
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We make paninni sandwiches really often, that and fruit or salad or both and a simple veggie is really all we need. The sandwiches can be fancy or plain, I just provide lots of options and let them go for it.

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If you are single, or just cooking for two, a Foreman Grill is great. I used to make lots of quesadillas and fajitas using a Foreman Grill.
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