We’ve reached the part of summer where there are more hot days than not hot days. We’ve also reached the part of summer where it is just hot all the time. It doesn’t cool off once the sun goes down and just gets hotter the minute the sun comes up.
But hey, at least we don’t have to shovel snow.
When these days hit I quickly lose motivation to do most things. Moving in any way, shape, or fashion is just NOT appealing. Walk to the bathroom? I’ll just hold it. Change out of my PJ’s? Eh, they look good enough to pass for real clothes. Make a meal?
When it gets too hot to think about cooking, I usually start relying heavily on cold meals like salads or gazpacho as well as using my slow cooker more often. I know we always associate the slow cooker with cold weather but it is my unsung summer champ. I can cook a ton of meals in there that I would normally do in the oven and NOT heat up my entire apartment. Major bonus.
Alright, enough talking about the heat because it is just making me sweat more. Here are my go-to hot day recipes:
Quick & Simple Gazpacho
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Pesto Mac N’ Cheese
Vichyssoise with Garlic Chive Drizzle
Quick Lettuce Tacos
Avocado & Corn Gazpacho
Green Summer Rolls with Balsamic Reduction Dip
Slow Cooker Italian Beef
Toffee Pecan Ice Cream
In continuing with my bar theme (try these oatmeal bars or these even fancier oatmeal bars), I thought I would do one for those that maybe don’t want or can’t have grains. And we can all use more vegetables in our life, right?
Right. Continue reading →
I know that for the past few Fridays I have done a round-up post of recipes on my blog. There are a few reasons for that.
- There are a ton of recipes on the blog and I think you should try them all.
- I don’t have a ton of new recipes in my back pocket at the moment.
Mostly it’s that second reason. Continue reading →
I don’t think I’ve met a kid that doesn’t like chicken nuggets. Maybe they don’t like them all the time, but for the most part, chicken nuggets are the quintessential “kid food”. Don’t believe me? Check every kid’s menu at every restaurant everywhere. You’ll find chicken nuggets tucked between hot dogs and macaroni and cheese.
Despite being a kid food, I know that pretty much every adult also loves chicken nuggets. I mean, what’s not to love? Breaded and fried little bites of tender chicken you can dunk into a plethora of sauces? YES PLEASE! Continue reading →
Ok, we all know that avocado pudding isn’t a new thing. In fact, it’s probably an old thing at this point. It’s touted as the healthier alternative to regular pudding because it’s full of good for you fats thanks to the avocado. I’ve even used avocado pudding in two of my recipes (Chocolate Cheesecake Parfait and Banana Pudding if you were wondering).
So why am I putting this simple recipe on the blog again? Continue reading →