Hot Summer Night Cooking… or not.

When it’s too hot to cook, you don’t.

It’s currently 96 degrees but heat index is currently at 108. My house is hot. Ugh!

We were supposed to have Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie with some Cornbread – both of which require use of the oven. An oven, which there was absolutely NO way I was heating up today. Period.

So what did we do? We decided to improvise. There were only four of us to feed tonight, because Montana Man is at work, my middle daughter is at JBA and my son is at Grandma’s doing some work for them.

On our menu:

  • Fresh Cut Apples & Bananas & Grapes
  • Cold Pesto Pasta (that I was smart enough to boil this morning before it got super hot!)
  • Fresh cut carrots & celery
  • Meat Rolls ups (deli ham and turkey rolled up with Mozzarella, Colby and Monterey Jack)
  • Cheese Slices & Crackers
  • Watermelon Wedges



Surprisingly we are all full! What do you do to beat the heat on a hot summer night when you don’t feel like heating up your oven or stove top?

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  1. Joy says

    We use our slow cooker to cook our meals in the summer. It actually gives off less heat and we can make almost anyhting in it.

  2. Mimi says

    I have a picky toddler so I have to be more liberating with what I cook. I usually offer a lot of finger foods, including sliced finger sandwiches, cold lunch meats, cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables. I guess a lot like what you made for dinnder. I don’t know why I never thought of cooking dinner in the morning and then reheating it or serving it cold. I will try that. I love your blog.

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