If it’s hot where you are, you won’t want to heat up your kitchen by turning on the oven. That’s why today I’m bringing you seven summer dinner ideas perfect for warm weather days!
Hello. Are you enjoying the crisp, fall air? Are leaves changing color and you’re finally bringing out the sweaters? I’m not! I’m in San Francisco, and around these parts, fall = summer. It’s been hitting 90 degrees here the past couple days, and since hot weather is pretty uncommon, none of us have air conditioning. I’m melting!
On days like these, we try to spend a lot of time strolling through malls, Target, the grocery store, or any other air-conditioned places that won’t throw us out for hanging around. When it comes time for dinner, I try to make anything that doesn’t heat up the kitchen! You’ll see that theme in this week’s menu. There is one (awesome) pizza recipe that requires 10 minutes of baking, but I did that in our toaster oven so it didn’t heat up the house. The rest of this week’s recipes use the stovetop, slow cooker, or not much cooking at all. No matter what your weather, I hope you like this lineup!
- No-Brainer Taco Macaroni (NEW and one of my easiest recipes ever!)
- Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (serve with chips or potato salad)
- Gluten-Free Thai Peanut Chicken Pizza
- Ranch Turkey Club Salad
- 7-Layer Tacos
- Meatball Pasta Skewers
- Steak Caprese Pasta Salad
Here’s a no-bake dessert recipe to go with your dinners this week!