Meals

I’m about ready to give up cooking. It’s in the 90’s. The humidity in the 80’s and 90’s and the dew-points have been in the 50’s and 60’s. What the heck do you want to eat?

I’ve made the rounds of salads. Chicken, tuna with pasta’s and then done the dogs or burgers or a good sandwich.

We’ve also eaten more than our share of Subway, Chinese or take out from a restaurant. We’ve done taco’s, stroganoffs and sloppy joes to death! The other day I got so sick of eating “summery” that I made a beef roast with onions and potatoes all done in one pot and it was so heavy that neither Paul and I could clean our plate!

What are you eating? Does this heat affect what/how you eat? I try not to turn the oven on during days like that. It heats up so much in the afternoon that I like to help the a/c.

I’m hungry for something. I just don’t know what. HELP!

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21 Responses to Meals

  1. Just a Mom says:

    I am having the same problem! I have been trying to do light meals but my youngest is a little picky and pretty much only likes pasta, potatoes etc. All the heavy carb stuff. I think next week I am going to start doing some foil packet meals out on the grill.

  2. SKL says:

    I don’t cook. My sister cooks one meal per week and we eat a lot of leftovers and restaurant food.

    What I tend to crave is sweet stuff. If I have the gumption, I’ll try to eat fresh frults and veggies. Sometimes I want salty stuff. Like tonight, I just ate a box of almond rice crisps (I’d stopped eating them for a long time but now I want some salt.)

    How about eggs? They cook up pretty fast and can be used in many ways. Another idea is to make a pot of rice, keep the excess in the fridge, and mix a serving here and there with various sauces / stir frys / cream soups as the mood strikes.

  3. Laura says:

    Thank goodness for Pinterest – I haven’t really been inspired to cook at ALL lately. Steve is on another weird diet, so he can’t eat certain things on certain days, which puts a hitch in my get-along. and then it’s been so BLASTED hot, I don’t feel like going out, I don’t feel like cooking, I don’t want to shop. grrr. Come on FALL.

    I do have a couple of go-to lunches that I do for myself, though, since I’m TRYING to be healthy. They are, essentially, stir-fries, either shrimp (raw, tail off) or chicken (cut into bite-sized pieces)

    Dilled Chicken (or Shrimp)
    Chicken breast/12 or so med/large shrimp
    1/2 pkg frozen stir-fry veggies
    1 clove or so minced garlic (I use the jarred stuff)
    1/4 c. or so veggie broth (chicken will do, as well)
    flour, enough for a roux (so maybe a tsp or less)
    butter
    dill (or other flavor that you prefer)
    salt/pepper

    Frying pan. Melt butter. Toss chicken/shrimp in, saute until just done. Put into bowl and set aside.

    Pour about 2 tbs of veggie broth into hot pan, enough to deglaze. Immediately add garlic, saute for about 10 sec, then add frozen veggies. Add a little more veg broth if it’s drying up. Make a roux out of the remaining broth (about a tbs, maybe a little more, mix with flour) Dump the roux in and stir around while it thickens. Add meat back in, stir to coat, season liberally or lightly (to taste) with salt/pepper/dill. Eat. yum.

    I also do a version of this in a Chicken Piccata variety. Maybe I’ll write that up as a recipe of the day.

    • Laura says:

      PS… I suppose you could serve that over a bed of rice or pasta of some sort. If you do that, though, I’d up the broth/roux so you have more sauce. I don’t do that just because when I AM being good, I tend to go low-carb, low sugar.

  4. I say break out the crock pot – my fav recipe from Pinterest is the 3 ingredient chicken taco’s (add jar of salsa, taco seasonings into the crock- mix, add chicken breasts- ready after 4 hours). They have a lot of nice looking crock pot recipes on Pinterest. How about Grilled cheese and tomato soup? Easy. Or, Buy some Roast Beef (or your fav) from the deli, good cheese, some killer bread, and make an awesome panini sandwich. I don’t have a panini grill myself, but every once and I while I make a killer sammy on the stove top.

  5. Karen Joy says:

    OH my!You sound just like me!I am SOOO sick of cooking or even thinking of cooking.Even with central air,its cool in the house and yet I dont feel like making anything!Of coarse lately I havent been doing the greatest physically but still I know its because of the heat.Ive had my hubby bring takeout home a few times,I dont even feel like going out to eat.Just to dang hot.And Nope,I have no ideas for you,lol!I need help too.Oh wait.I did do pulled pork for yesterday.Simple and we enjoyed that with some slaw.Ive done the heavier meals too and it is just so hard to get down.Funny how the weather effects us.

  6. Nikki says:

    We’ve been eating a lot of breakfast stuff. Pancakes, french toast, eggs and hash browns. I’ve been avoiding my oven too. We do grill quite a bit, but that too gets too hot sometimes! Even going outside for that little bit is too much on some days.

    I too, got sick of the summery foods, and the boys wanted meatloaf one day last week. It was really good, but I was so not used to that heavy food that I was in serious stomach agony for the rest of the night.

    I did make a beef stir fry last week and that was YUMMY!! I have an electric skillet, and I use that all the time. I very rarely even have to turn the oven or stove on.

    I need more ideas too, so hopefully we all can get some! Most of those foil dinner won’t work for us, because my *darling* husband doesn’t like his food mixed up, for the most part.

    • Laura says:

      This is the beauty of Foil Dinners… you put the components out in their bowls – meat in one, veggie #1, veggie #2, seasonings, etc. Give each person their own foil and let them assemble their own. He can make a bunch of individual packets, and you can lump all yours together.

  7. starlaschat says:

    I was thinking stir fry too. The foil packets sound good. I know it does get boring cooking in the summer. I eat a fair amount of eggs and simple stove top chicken veggies. I like more fruit in the summer. I wish I could eat heathier I’ve seen to run my diet into the ditch. Oh well. :+) Did you take the picture of the bird on the header? That’s a great photo! I think birds are hard to photograph, at least for me.

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