Nobody likes to heat up the kitchen during the August and September heat waves here in southern California where we don’t have air conditioning. It’s perfect weather for cooking outside, filling the crockpot, or just not cooking at all. Today we are sharing our favorite recipes for those days when it is just too hot to cook.
Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat
Yucatecan Chicken on the Grill with Summer Tomatoes and Salad — This is my favorite summer meal and everyone we share it with asks for the recipe!
Anything in the Instant Pot — No heat in the kitchen, and a huge variety of meals you can make with ease!
Easy Chicken Salad from Leftovers — After you have Yucatecan Chicken for supper, serve this fresh and easy chicken salad for lunch the next day!
Frozen Grape Skewers — Frozen grapes are a fun and easy treat for a hot summer day. Healthy too!
The Snack Supper — Not so much a recipe as it is a novel idea for a cook-free meal, with tons of ideas in this post.
One of our favorite ways to use up those extra bananas! You just put a popsicle stick in the banana, roll it in yogurt and sprinkles, and freeze it. So easy and yummy!
Plum Jelly in the Microwave — Enjoy fresh, homemade plum jelly without getting out your canner and heating up the kitchen!