Summer

Our days of roasted chicken or 2 hour, braised in the oven, Osso Buco are over.  It’s 98 degrees.  A lot of people cook soup in the winter.  I make it in the summer because I don’t have to turn my oven on.  In fact, once it gets into the 90’s and 100’s, I do my very best to never turn on the oven.  Grilling is a good alternative.  The only problem is that you have to keep opening the door to go in and out.  By August, I pretty much desperately miss cooking in my oven.  Summer is upon us here in Texas.  What are you cooking?

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6 responses to “Summer

  1. We’re doing lots and lots of grilled and smoked food, thanks to my hubby the grillmeister! We’ve been enjoying more salads and other cool foods; even tried a gazpacho. We are using the oven a little less sparingly than in previous summers simply because we recently purchased a new range and everything works properly so there’s no extra-long preheat time. But like you, we’re conservative about not opening and closing the back door and the refrigerator door too much. I love being a Texan, but our summers are brutal, aren’t they?

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  2. We’re doing lots of salads and steamed vegetables. We also like to grill once a week. Lots of chicken to keep us satisfied for a good long piece. I love having it handy right there in the fridge. I simply open the plastic baggie, pull out a piece of grilled chicken and top my salad with it.

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  3. Lots of sauteeing on the stove top for me. I also try to only cook two days a week, but I cook enough for most of the week. This weeks highlights include garlic chicken and curried swordfish. Central Market had swordfish steaks for $11.99 each! That’s almost half price!! Because of the heat, my lovely wife has become queen of the George Forman Grill!!!

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  4. Call me crazy but I’m still using my oven… Just don’t come over when I’m cooking! I so need a grill.

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  5. could cooking at 3am become an option?

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  6. Well, considering it’s still 90 degrees at midnight most of the time… I’m not sure if that would solve our problem.

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