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ISO Cold meal on a hot night ideas

swealtering Jul 27, 2005 07:42 AM

Hi everyone,

This weather isn't letting up and I'm just about out of salad ideas. What's your favorite meal on a hot night?

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    Melissa Jul 31, 2005 02:21 PM

    Cook orzo or israeli cous cous, rinse to chill. Add halved cherry tomatoes, diced red pepper, chopped olives, feta cheese, chopped arugula, maybe chopped artichoke hearts, a can of flaked tuna, toss w/zesty vinaigrette. delicious and even better next day.

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      a Jul 27, 2005 10:14 PM

      Vietnamese grilled pork over cold rice noodles with raw bean sprouts, herbs & sauce.

      Soooooo good!

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        miss_mia Jul 27, 2005 12:23 PM

        I like to do room temperature things that I've cooked previously - like grilled squash, grilled chicken, or ratatouille (perfect with the summer produce!). I'll cook up the ratatouille at night (though last night it brought my 5 year old downstairs asking what the smell was, LOL), then serve it at cool or at room temp on couscous the following day. I've been known to grill chicken at all hours - before dawn and after dark!

        If I have the time and think of it, I throw my plates in the fridge or freezer as well - it makes just a small but pleasing difference.

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          Yukari Jul 27, 2005 10:23 AM

          There is an article in Metropolis magazine in Tokyo just on this topic. Some ideas are Japanese, some are not....

          Link: http://metropolis.japantoday.com/toky...

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            Candy Jul 27, 2005 09:48 AM

            Cold poached sliced chicken breast with tonnato sauce. i can post a recipe later if you don't hace one.

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              philz Jul 27, 2005 08:41 AM

              Now that my garden is producing nicely my favorite summer food are tomato and mayo sandwich (on toast), tomato salad, cucumber salad, and cucumber salad sandwich (I have a great family recipe for cucumber salad if you want it let me know).

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                Aunt LuLu Jul 27, 2005 12:57 PM

                Yes Please can I have that cucumber salad recipe? Our gradern is rampant with cukes and I have very limited recipes . TIA, LuLu

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                MMRuth Jul 27, 2005 07:52 AM

                See the link below for a previous thread on this subject. Also you can do a Ctrl-F search for "cold" - lots of suggestions.

                Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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