Eating in the summer is hard for me. I try to think cool but my stomach just wants what it always wants. Breakfast and lunch aren't too hard but dinner always throws me. What to have without turning on the oven?
I was headed up to Albany for an afternoon meeting. I woke up early to get in a quick work out and then had two slices of banana blueberry bread. One had some peanut butter spread on it, the other Nutella. Blueberries are just starting to pop up at the stores at reasonable prices. This batch tasted so sweet.
I had to grab an early lunch before my meeting and it was a good thing because the banana bread didn't satisfy me for long. I got my typical Panera meal of Broccoli Cheddar soup and the Chicken Cobb Avocado salad. I will never get sick of this combination.
Corn was on sale at the store so I grab four for the week. First corn of the season. l am from Iowa so my corn selection is pretty picky. These weren't great but not bad either for being so early. Topped with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Grilled. You have to try grilled corn. It is the best!
We had grilled boneless pork chops with BBQ sauce along with some Caesar salad. Nothing in the kitchen was turned on. No pots or pans required. Pretty prefect for a meal in the summer.
We ended the day with a big cookie and a glass of milk.
How do you cook in the summer to stay cool?