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Old 06-30-2005, 10:25 AM   #11
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In this kind of weather, my husband doesn't even want to cook on the grill, so I use my crockpot and microwave a lot.
The crockpot is a big oval one, so I can get quite a lot in it, and also has a spare crock that is divided, so you can do meat on one side and veggies on the other (I haven't tried that yet).
When we were building our house, we went for 6 months without a stove. We had the microwave, grill, crockpot and electric skillet. I learned to do a lot in the nuke, and still use it a lot.

Buckytom, I ALWAYS enjoy a few brewskis while I cook!
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:34 PM   #12
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Darn it - ice cream for dinner again!
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:37 AM   #13
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When it is hot I make salads. Here are a few of my favorites. I also use the grill alot. Stir-fries are great because they are quick, easy, and light.



Spinach Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Farfalle


Salad:


1 lb. farfalle (bowtie) pasta
1 bunch green onions
1 oz. sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips
1 lb. spinach, stalks trimmed and leaves shredded
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

Dressing:


- cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped chilies (Serrano or jalapeno)
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook pasta in a large pan of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Allow to cool and transfer to a large salad bowl. Trim the green onions and finely slice diagonally. Add to pasta with the sun-dried tomato, spinach, and pine nuts. To make dressing, combine the oil, chilies, garlic, salt, and pepper, in a small screw top jar and shake well. Pour the dressing over the top of salad. Toss well and serve. Serves 6.



Salami Pasta Salad



10 oz. gemelli pasta
cup red bell pepper, diced
cup green bell pepper, diced
3-4 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cups salami, sliced into thin strips
cup basil, sliced thin

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. In large bowl, mix all ingredients thoroughly and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serves 6.
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:19 AM   #14
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I avoid the oven on days like that. I cook stovetop, crock pot, or the Foreman grill. There's always take-out.
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:37 AM   #15
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I either use the grill or I order out. Last night was too hot to cook and I was too tired to think about preparing dinner so we called in subs to the local pizza place. Everyone else seemed to have the same idea. Every person who came into the pizza place said the same exact thing. We are here because it is too hot to cook There must have been about 30 people in there waiting for their orders.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:21 AM   #16
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GB:

Did you go to TC Lando's?
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:35 AM   #17
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That is a bit far for me to travel for dinner from my home. I just went to our local town pizza place. I do love TC Landos though. They have some great pizzas!
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:05 AM   #18
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I use the microwave or my indoor (plugin) health grill. YOu can make almost anything in the microwave - meatloaf (& have cold sammiches for a few days), roast (more sammiches & salad), salmon & a salad. I also make cold pasta salads. Sometimes I'll add shrimp or crab (tuna works too), Italian dressing, olives, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mozzarella. (I have a shrimp antipasti recipe if any one is interested.)

Tuna or chicken salad with walnuts served in avacado halves with melon/honeydew on the side.

A quick dish in the skillet - crab or salmon cakes/croquettes (fruit & salad) - maybe zuchinni cakes. Pita pockets with cool cucumber dressing - or meatball, mozzarella, tom. sauce pitas. How 'bout a steak salad? Almost anything in a salad - strawberries, avacado, mandarin oranges, mushrooms (& vinaigrette).

The easiest - mix halved strawberries, sliced bananas & blueberries with sour cream. My grandma made this every summer.

Some jell-o shots in the freezer - they come out like sorbet.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:41 AM   #19
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That is a bit far for me to travel for dinner from my home. I just went to our local town pizza place. I do love TC Landos though. They have some great pizzas!
Sorry, GB, thought you lived in Maynard.

Have a great 4th with DW and the newbie.
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #20
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No that is where my office is (in the old Digital building in the mill), but I have been working from home (Grafton) since the baby was born.

I hope you have a great 4th too
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