Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Meal Ideas

Last week, here in Southern California, after a few weeks of "June Gloom", we encountered a couple days of 'normal' California summer....hot days! Having a couple of hot days in a row and using the oven to cook dinner, prompted me to get on the ball to update my summer meal list.

My summer meal lists consists of dinners that can be made without turning on the oven in the heat of the afternoon thus heating up our family room/kitchen as it is always the warmest room in the house in the afternoons, especially in the hot summer days. I thought I'd share my list in case any one needs any Summer Meal Ideas!

Skillet / Stove Top
Tacos
Tostadas
Taco salad
Taco burgers
Sloppy joes
Dijon chicken
Stroganoff
Teriayaki Chicken Bowls
Chicken Flautas
Mexican Skillet
Cheesey Chicken Skillet
Chicken Fusilli
Breakfast Sandwiches
Burritos
Chicken soft tacos (fajitas)


Grill
Hamburgers
Hot dogs
Greek chicken
Kabobs
Chicken breasts


Crockpot
brown sugar chicken
coke chicken
meatballs
ribs
beef tips
meatball sandwiches


Every week, I'm trying a new recipe or two, so I'm sure over time, more things will be added to my list.

4 comments:

Joy Howse said...

Sounds like a great list of dinners. I try to use my crockpot at least 2 times a week to cut down on the oven use. Then Dale grills 2x week, and we use the stove the other three if possible. Do you find that your crockpot puts off a lot of heat? Mine still seems to heat up the house some, not nearly as much as the oven though so it is still worth it. Also, would you mind emailing me your teriahaki chicken bowl recipe? Dale loves it and I want a fresh idea on our boring version. thanks. :) Hope you have a blessed week.

Letti said...

Thanks for all of the ideas. I need to find more ideas to cook for dinner.

Liz said...

Ok deary...I need a few of those recipes! Let me know how to make these:

taco burgers
dijon chicken
teriyaki chicken bowls
chicken flautas
mexican skillet
cheesey chicken skillet
chicken fusilli
greek chicken (I have a recipe for something of the same name, but it's done in the oven. I wonder if it's the same thing!)
brown sugar chicken
coke chicken

Darcy said...

I'll put these recipes requested on my blog in the next day or two! :)