Meatless and Stove-less Monday
Quinoa Salad plus sliced avocados. Keep the avocados separate from the salad so that leftovers don't go Exorcist-green.
Fish on Tuesday
Cornmeal Fish and Tropical Fruit Salsa. Mangoes were very pretty and on sale at Safeway, and Cornmeal Fish means minimal use of the stove.
Meatless and Aiming-to-be-Stove-less Wednesday
On the Fly Orzo Salad. If I'm organized, I can make this on Tuesday when the stove is in use, I can let it overnight for another cool dinner salad.
Sweet and Sour Chicken. I've had three packages of drummettes in the freezer for far too long. I will be working from home so I'll have time to do this. Otherwise, it would be a weekend gig.
Experiment on Friday
Zippy's Chili, from a recipe I found on Facebook from ONO Hawaiian Kind Grinds. Zippy's is the standard of Hawaii chili that many of us grew up on. Looking forward to trying this one!
Creamsicle Jello Cheesecake, strawberry variation. OK, so this requires the oven. I'm willing to sacrifice and sweat it out in the name of cheesecake research.
Steve's Hummus. Something else cool that the kids can eat after school.
Yogurt and fat-free milk. Plenty. As in a gallon a day. Maybe that's why we don't eat cow.
Berries, lots of berries. We have found that if we leave fresh cut fruit out on our dining table, it gets eaten. This is one of the advantages of the temperate and not-humid climate of the Bay Area. Definitely cannot do this in Hawaii without risking major spoilage or cockroaches!
How do YOU beat the heat and still eat?