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Summer Meals to Beat the Heat!

Here on the west coast we are in the middle of a heat wave. Triple Digit temperatures are keeping us all inside enjoying our AC, and dreading the moment we have to heat the house by cooking a hot meal.

I scoured my meal ideas for something simple that wouldn’t require me to turn the oven on, or brave the triple digit heat outside to BBQ. I finally found this fun recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling. BLT Chicken Salad Sandwiches to the rescue! 

We almost always have leftover Bacon on hand since my husband loves to have it for breakfast on the weekend. So in order to prepare this meal I made sure I had already cooked bacon, and a rotisserie chicken on hand so that I didn’t have to heat the oven. You can get rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store, and they are usually inexpensive. I love that they sometimes have deals to buy two for one, or buy one get one half off. Then I stock up and use them for multiple meals in the summer.

 

Lemon Tree Dwelling has the full recipe available now. Just head on over, be sure to check out the other awesome recipes available. I found several to help keep me from turning on my oven for the rest of the week!

Red, White, and Blue: 4th of July Desserts

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the fireworks, the warm summer sun, the cool night, and the beautiful fire works. I love to have a little something sweet to complete the delicious summer meal we all enjoy. So I was very excited to come across this sweet and simple red, white and blue themed treat.

Thank you to Two Sister’s for such a delicious and simple treat to complete my meal plan today. You can find this incredible recipe on the Two Sister’s site. It may very quickly become my favorite summer treat. Strawberry Shortcake is almost always a crowd please, especially in a household filled with strawberry lovers like ours. So it only makes sense to create this delicious homemade update perfect for the holiday.

I hope that you and your family have a special and safe fourth of July. We will have a very sweet one with the help of Two Sister’s special treat!

Summer Meals: Philly Cheese Brats

We love to grill. Its simple, its easy, and its less cleanup. During the summer I kid you not, 90% of my meals are cooked outdoors.

I do love to just do dogs and burgers but that can get boring. I love to mix it up with fun new recipes. So thank you very much to NeighborFoodBlog for this fun and simple brat recipe.

Brats are always fun, but these one mix it up with a taste of philly. inspired by the Philadelphia Cheese Steak it brings the taste of Philly to the brat. We absolutely loved them. I especially loved that I didn’t have to do a whole lot of cleanup. We were able to make it all outside on the grill (thanks to a pan on the grill I even made the cheese sauce outside).

NeighborFoodBlog even suggested some incredible side dishes to accompany this delicious meal. We went simple and just had salad on the side with a little dressing, but I am attending a family barbecue this weekend and decided to try to make the Greek Pasta Salad she features on the blog as well.

One of the great things about the internet is the ability to find things you didn’t know existed, or get great ideas from other people like you. This recipe is so simple, yet I never thought to do it on my own. Thank you so much to fellow foodies like NeighborFoodBlog who can help to bring us out of our comfort zone and try new and inspired things!