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    I am wondering if anyone has something they like to make for dinner in the summer when the heat is overwhelming. I hate to make the house even hotter with baking in the oven and can't really think of anything but sandwiches for dinner and would love some ideas!!

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    First, I use my large George grill and my crockpot to cook when it's hot or the gas grill. Sometimes I heat up stuff in the microwave. Mostly, we eat salads all summer. I make tuna salad, chicken salad(cook chicken in crockpot), green salad, vegetable trays, egg salad, fresh fruit. And if I get tired of that we go out and I will probably eat a salad there.

    I made a realy neat fruit dish to take out today.

    Drain 3 cans fruit cocktail, no sugar added, 1 can mandarin oranges, mix with 1/2 bag of minature marshmallows, 1 sm pkg pecan chips, 1/4 c. Angel Flake coconut, and 2/3 large carton lite Cool Whip. Refrigerate until serving. Can leave out nuts and coconut. Can be used as salad with meat and vegies or dessert.
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    I try to just cook, but not use the oven if I don't have too. I've always had a grill though, and now I don't so I have a feeling I will be using my oven more this summer than I want too. But I agree with the crockpot. That's a good idea. And day's when I just don't feel like cooking we eat green salad with all the fixin's, including chicken. THat way it's still filling, especially for the kids.
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    I'd love to hear some ideas on this, too.
    We have salads and sandwiches, too. Sometimes I make Paninis on the George Forman grill with chicked (already cooked) roasted peppers and mozz. cheese or provolone. I also like to do Quesadillas. I try to avoid the oven or being outside grilling in the extreme heat.

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    These are great ideas, I never thought to use my foreman grill or crok pot too. We do have sandwiches and quesadillas. The outside grill works good for us sometimes, the sun though hits right on our deck at that time and it is hot. Plus I am not too creative with ideas for that too. I jsut found pre cooked breaded chicken strips at Sam's club the other day I love being able to microwave dinners!!

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    I forgot, another thing I do is pick up a rotisserie chicken at Sams or a grocery store. Even with my big eaters, I can get two meals from it.
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    Judy, That salad reminds me of Ambosia which just happens to be the reason I came to this section of the board. I was going to ask for a recipe for Ambrosia. Yours sounds yummy!

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    lol donna i was going to ask the same thing. my mil used to make a great one, but she long passed away, and i lost all my fave receipes in my house fire.
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    Here is my grandmother's recipe for Ambrosia, I hope you like it.

    Ingredients
    12 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
    1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes
    2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    1 cup freshly grated coconut

    Preparation
    Toss together Cover and chill 2 hours.


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    That sounds good too. I've been making buritos and faijitas this week. With a salad they are quick and easy.
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