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TDoern
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   Posted 6/22/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
So, I'm the queen of simple but yummy foods. My problem is that most of them take extended cooking times. I'm all about roasting a chicken, cooking a beef roast, soups, stews and such. Because they are easy. You put the beef in the pan, add some potatoes, carrots, onions seasonings, pop in the oven, let sit in oven till hubby comes home and he takes out. Done. My back doesn't do complicated stand on your feet for hours (heck even half-hours) cooking anymore.

Here is my problem : It's 118 degree's outside.

Cooking anything inside is sort of like turning your house into a sauna, but more like the making you so hot you want to peel your skin off sauna.

So what I'm looking for is anything and everything that is pretty quick to put together and can be cooked outside on the grill. Things like steak and baked potato's are great. I'm not really fond of bbq chicken (way too much of it growing up). I also love to do things in tin foil bag's on the grill, I've just run out of ideas. Also - I don't do fish. I've tried the stuff for years regularly checking to see if my taste buds have decided to like it yet to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas? PLEASE?
(my husband would really appreciate it to, if not we are going to end up living on microwave tv dinners and hamburger helper.)

Tammy
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
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PAlady
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   Posted 6/22/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Tammy,
Emeril Lagasi I am not, so I'm not of much help. For me every chance I get in our short summer I throw something on the grill (some kind of meat thing usually chicken, sausage - turkey or chicken sausage is a bit healthier, pork chops -not health but I love 'em, often with some bbq sauce of sorts, but sometimes just some kind of rub or marinade you can buy at the store. And the side dishes - anything I can wrap in foil, season a bit, and throw on the grill next to the meat! No pots and pans to wash. I usually cut up onions and throw them in with potatoes or vegies.

One thing I'd suggest - go to the foodtv website and search for easy recipes. I've pulled lots of things from there (me and one of the canadidate's wives LOL), even made my own recipe by cherry picking from them. Bobby Flay is king of the grill and Rachel Ray is queen of easy.

Have fun! cool

PaLady

Post Edited (PAlady) : 6/22/2008 4:22:54 PM (GMT-6)


sjkly
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   Posted 6/22/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm, if its just me I would take some of that leftover roast chicken throw it over a bed of baby spinach and have a cold salad for dinner. Maybe cold fruit for desert. In the summer time it can be hard to face cooked food.

Lucia_Delacroix
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   Posted 6/22/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
TDoern said...
So, I'm the queen of simple but yummy foods. My problem is that most of them take extended cooking times. I'm all about roasting a chicken, cooking a beef roast, soups, stews and such. Because they are easy. You put the beef in the pan, add some potatoes, carrots, onions seasonings, pop in the oven, let sit in oven till hubby comes home and he takes out. Done. My back doesn't do complicated stand on your feet for hours (heck even half-hours) cooking anymore.

Here is my problem : It's 118 degree's outside.

Cooking anything inside is sort of like turning your house into a sauna, but more like the making you so hot you want to peel your skin off sauna.

So what I'm looking for is anything and everything that is pretty quick to put together and can be cooked outside on the grill. Things like steak and baked potato's are great. I'm not really fond of bbq chicken (way too much of it growing up). I also love to do things in tin foil bag's on the grill, I've just run out of ideas. Also - I don't do fish. I've tried the stuff for years regularly checking to see if my taste buds have decided to like it yet to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas? PLEASE?
(my husband would really appreciate it to, if not we are going to end up living on microwave tv dinners and hamburger helper.)

Tammy


118 degrees?! Are you in New Mexico? I would DIE!
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Also, 2 injured discs in lower back at L3-L4 and at L4-L5.

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TDoern
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   Posted 6/22/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I don't live in New Mexico, I live in southern Arizona. I find it hilarious here that the weather channel gives us a high of 115 - but says that is only valid before 2pm. They forget the fact that we continue to bake for the next 3-4 hours. UGH. At first I thought the sign was broken in town, you know one of the ones that has the date, time, temp on it, until all four of the other ones said 123. *sigh* and it's only June.

I guess I forgot to mention that having had gastric bypass surgery - and ulcerlative colitis me and green's don't get a long well. Right now my main focus is getting in meat.

Hopefully some people will find some good ideas!
Thanks for the responses at least though :)

Tammy
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
_____________________________________________________________________________
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


Becoming undone
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah I understand the heat...lived most of my life in Phoenix...without ac for many of those childhood years (just a small swamp cooler).

One thing that helps, and I couldn't bear to do it without is the slow cooker a/k/a crock pot. You can get them for 15-45 dollars at your local Target, K-mart, Wall mart, heck, even Big Lots may carry some models, oh and the ubiquitous dollar stores. You can use some of your same recipes, but adjust to slow pot usage. Or you can try their recipes, there are like millions of cookbooks just devoted to the slow cooker (I saw at least 10 on my last trip to Costco). I've created many good meals with this device and it does not heat my whole house. LOVE this peice of equipment.

I use this almost exclusively, don't go near the stove, nor the dreaded oven during this time of the year (for the next 3-4 months...this is our winter....you don't go outside, most money used to keep house to temp...but still love my heat compared to one day of cold (which is below 70 degrees)...I am a true desert rat born in July.

Oh and for the record, we are cooling down at sunset (8:30 pm and a cool 97 degrees outside). We will cool off this week to highs under 110.
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