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help me with ideas PLEASE!

Posted by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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We recently moved to the desert (Nevada). It is sooooo hot I don't want to cook over a hot stove or use the oven. I need ideas that are kid and budget friendly..... Thank you ladies :-)
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goddess99
by Michelle on Jul. 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I would do sandwiches, wraps, salads, and use my slow cooker a bit.

Kimedbs
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Pasta salads, wraps, subs, fruit salads

Most any meats and veggies can be done outside on the grill (if it's small sized items, just make a foil packet and stick on the grill)

Slow cooker:  tacos, meatloaf, enchiladas, meatballs, etc.

One of our family favs is cold veggie pizza.  (does require using the oven, but at a low temp and only about 10-15 min. for the crust)  Roll out a can of crescent rolls unseparated, bake at 325, pressing flat with a spatula every 3-4 min until brown.  Take it out let it cool, make a "sauce" from sour cream (or plain greek yogurt) and a packet of hidden valley ranch dry mix  (can also use bottled ranch or cream cheese as an alternative sauce)  let the kids top it w/ their fav chopped/shredded raw veggies and cheese......it's sooo good!  You cold sub pitas or crackers for the crescent rolls and leave out the oven all together. 

 

SlightlyPerfect
by Bronze Member on Jul. 8, 2012 at 1:06 AM

You got a slow cooker?

slightlyperfect

jen.mom.of.four
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 1:32 AM
Thanks ladies... Yes I have a slow cooker but I only know how to cook a few things with it :-(
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Cheribomb
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 1:33 AM

we grill outside alot when its hot..  

jennymajchszak
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 1:38 AM
I am in need of new ideas to so here is BUMP
jen.mom.of.four
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 2:05 AM
Unfortunately our grill is broke and don't have extra money right now to buy a new one :-(
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Cindy18
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM

I was thinking crock pot stuff...

I'm making French Dip Sandwiches today. Pulled pork, Sloppy Joes, Sloppy Cheeseburgers.

Tam_and_Fam
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 7:59 AM


Quoting jen.mom.of.four:

Unfortunately our grill is broke and don't have extra money right now to buy a new one :-(

are you in an area that allows fire pits?  If so you can cook certain foods over the open flame, or wrap them in foil to put right into the pit.

Tam_and_Fam
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 8:01 AM

i agree with what was mentioned already

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