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#1 Melly_trish

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

It is steaming hot here today and I really need some new ideas for dinner on days like this.
So please hit me with your dinner ideas for days like this.

#2 Mitis angelam

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

I tend to default to a Thai beef salad or a Cajun chicken salad.

#3 Escapin

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

Cold bowl of cereal? Sorry, always tastes better when the weather is hot...

#4 ~buzz~

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Cold meats (ham, chicken etc) and salads always my go to Neal when it's too Hot

#5 EsmeLennox

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:54 PM


#6 Le-a

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

Fruit salad with rolled oats and yoghurt stirred through!

#7 Three Of Hearts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

On hot days we platter it up!!

Cold meat, smoked chicken, carrot and celery sticks, sliced apple and kiwi fruit, a bit of cheese, dollop of dip, some biscuits etc etc.

I make them up on dinner plates and we have one each!

#8 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

Fish, home cooked chips and salad.

Pasties, salad and baked beans.  Or preferred meat of choice.

#9 Melly_trish

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

Thanks all. I think a plate of cold meat, salad and fruit is the go for tonight.

But keep the ideas coming, I think it's going to be a hot summer.

#10 brazen

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

tonight we had a vietnamese style chicken salad, just used a BBQ chicken to make it - soooooooo good!

#11 PubertyBlues

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

Cold meat and salad (MUST include a slice of orange and half a hard boiled egg!)

Roast chicken from the roast chicken shop, coleslaw salad mix and dressing from the supermarket and fresh white rolls).

A layered pasta dish - rocket, spiral pasta, grilled chorizo pieces, roasted cherry tomatoes with basil, topped with parmesan.

#12 mumto3princesses

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

Yep we do a lot of salads and cold meat plus salad during summer.

Or a piece of steak, chicken snitzel, or tuna rissoles or any other meat with salad. Or steak sandwiches, hamburgers or tacos/burritos/wraps of some kind with lots of salad.

#13 cuddlebud

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Pita pockets - lamb, haloumi, Hommus

Marinate lamb leg steaks (in ground cumin, coriander, salt and pepper with a bit of olive oil). While they're marinating, make a quick salad of quartered cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice and spring onion. Pan fry the lamb, while that's resting, pan fry the haloumi. Stuff it all in the pita with hommus - yummo. Dh loves them.

#14 citylife

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

On the news tonight they warned us of a hot summer ahead.
Zucchini slice can make at night and eat cold the next day with salad can even make into muffins

Egg and bacon pie again same as above eat cold with salad

Buy a Christmas ham that will last a while and can use on own with salad for sandwiches etc
BBQ lost of variet here on offer sausages, chicken of various forms, home made or bought burgers etc
Pasta with broccoli
cold soup
or if the weekend is a bit cooler and you have some time make up some bulk bathces of foods that all you need to do is reheat eg bolognaise sauce, risotto, chicken curry

#15 adl

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

As a kid it was blistering so mum made a chilled creamy chicken salad with celery, shallots, green grapes and served in a half pineapple or rockmelon....so ate fruit as well...I still love it, can use  papaya with a Thai chicken salad as well...kids love it

#16 baysmummy_21

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

I like to do a quick chicken salad pretty much like a ceaser salad.

I use chicken breast, usually cooked during the day when it is cooler, which I finely chop
Bacon peices
Lettuce roughly torn
halved cherry tomatoes
sliced cucumber
grated parmasen cheese and reduced fat ceaser dressing

Usually serve it with some sort of slice of crusty bead.

We also do mixed salad and cold met plates
and also wraps made from pita bread/tortillas filled with meat and salads.

#17 bees-knees

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

Make up skewers with chicken breast (chopped up into chunks), capsicum, cherry tomatoes, haloumi, onion, hand to husband and point towards BBQ.
While husband is bbqing, make tossed salad.

#18 ComradeBob

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Pasta salad - cooked pasta, tin of tuna, cherry tomatoes, black olives, celery and feta with an oil/vinegar dressing.

#19 darcswan

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Hot smoked salmon/trout with salad of avocado, Grilled capsicum (from jar or deli) and lettuce. Yuum

#20 PrincessPeach

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

I tend to get DH cooking the meat on the BBQ & then just serve a salad with it.

When it's stinking hot we also resort to eating outdoors in the cool sea breezes.

#21 Littleone84

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

fish and chips down by the beach.

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