It’s Summer. It’s HOT. And I really, really, really, REALLY do not want to cook or prepare meals outside of the daily lunch boxes that accompany the kids to preschool. I’m phoning it in, and frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn. (It’s too hot to give any damns). TOO HOT.
Last week I prepared an amazing one pot meal that lasted us for days- the kids ate it at night for dinner, and brought it to school in their little thermoses. A one pot wonder, if you will. Guy Fieri’s American Chop Suey, which I made with ground chicken and turkey was easy, and a huge hit!
*photo, courtesy Food.com*
For Mike and I, we ate a more “Adults Only” meal for dinners and lunches last week- Ree Drummond’s Asian Noodle Salad. The Pioneer Woman knows her stuff when it comes to this dish- IT IS HUGE. You’re going to have to find your biggest bowl ever, and then go back and find a BIGGER one to make this. But trust me- you’ll be loving yourself for days as you eat this noodle salad right out of the fridge and don’t have to turn your oven on! I ate it as is, but Mike ate it with a helping of Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken that I made- again, totally effortless. (and delicious).
*photo, courtesy Food Network*
Tonight, though? True confessions? It’s even too hot for the microwave. Tonight, the drive through at McDonald’s will be my personal chef- grilled chicken salads for Mike and I, and Happy Meals for the kids. Everyone gets a toy, and everyone is happy. (And enjoying their dinner in the comfort of the air conditioned kitchen, thankyouverymuch).
3 thoughts on “Phoning it in at Dinner Time”
I have not been wanting to cook lately, too many fun things to do and its been very hot out as well! im making the chicken tonight mama!
OH MAN. I am soooo trying that asian noodle salad. That looks fantastic!! I agree– we’ve had “hummus night” here WAY too often lately because I just cannot cook in this heat. Thanks for some new recipes!! (P.S. last night we had hot dogs on hamburger buns because I didn’t make it to the store, and watermelon with popcorn. I’ve sunken to new culinary lows over here, so this was timely hahaha)
I was just procrastinating on thinking of dinner ideas for tonight when I happened upon this. Love these recipes – thanks!