Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Response Requested

So, I have a question for you... it's part of an on going dilemma at our house.  At first it I thought I was just having a moment, but then it seems that Colby is feeling this way here it is...

What do you cook in the summertime?
When all the world is hot...
Do you eat cold things outside or eat only things fried?
Or throw it all in a crock pot?

I'm sorry!!!  Truly, but as I started typing a song came to mind and well, now that that's out of my system...I'm serious - do you cook differently in the summer?

My motivation to turn on my oven (for dinner) or stand over a hot stove is pretty much nill, so trying to think of something to cook for dinner that sounds appetizing is getting pretty difficult.

Do you want to know a secret?  You do?  Okay - I have a hard time cooking.  Now I realize that that seems funny, but there is a difference between cooking and baking.  I LOVE to bake, and I like to cook.
At any given moment I have at least 5-10 dessert recipes floating in my brain. 
When it comes to making a meal plan for the week - I fail.  I'm lucky if I can come up with 2 or 3.

I want to make this...

Not, this...

So, do a girl a favor and give me some ideas on what you love to cook for your crew when you'd rather be laying in a pool. Or maybe you cook the same way year round and I just need to get over it.

Thanks! (I'll share what I find out.)


  1. Our grill is our lifeline in the summer. We do a lot of pizzas on the grill, marinated meats, and veggies.

    And eat cold food - fruit, pasta salads, etc.

    I find a lot of inspiration for "cooking" on pinterest. You can check out my food page here:

    (and check out my cake page too.... for fun: )

  2. I am right there with you. Our kitchen has terrible air flow, so it heats up fast. I tend to do more crockpot meals and salads in the summer time. We also love to do Buffalo Chicken wraps that are yummy, I think they are on that practically dead recipe blog of mine.

    And I just made this ( yesterday for my food co-op I'm doing with some sisters in the ward (pretty much is the awesomest thing ever!). It was nice because angel hair pasta boils so quickly, and then it is a yummy cool dinner. Anywho. I'll be checking back to see what other great advice you get!