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Jul 10, 2009 09:54 AM

WHAT??? do you want to eat in this heat?

It's too hot to eat, but I'm hungry. That's my thought. What are you eating or more to the point, what do you *want* to eat? Are you cooking or are you eating out? Hmmmm, a big bowl of chilled, boiled shrimp sounds great about right now - later in the day, maybe an ice cold beer on the side.

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  1. Anything in aspic works great in the heat-- hardboiled egg slices, peas or small chunks of any cooked veggies, and some ham, fish, roast beef or chicken-- it's a great way to use up leftovers, and is cool and refreshing to eat.

    1. Tomato sandwiches. That's about it. There are a couple of weird exceptions, though, like gumbo or enchiladas. (Cooked at home, but that's what ac is for.)

      1. salads, and cold beer, i second the cold boiled shrimp. 103 today, folks.

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        1. re: joanna.mcmaster

          Mmmm beer. Oh, the shrimps sounds nice, too. How about a lovely large lumb crab salad. Where could we find the best Crab Louie salad in Dallas?

          1. re: DallasDude

            Mmm beer indeed. Nothing like a nice pint of Live Oak Hefeweizen, stuff is so soothing.

        2. Chef's salad. You can add anything - cold shrimp, ham, cukes, apples, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, whatever. And a big glass of sweet tea.

          Or cold soups. Avocado. Cherry soup served in a cantaloupe half.

          1. Street tacos (grilled flank) with mango salsa and tomatilla salsa. Get the Mexican beer sampler cases like the Modela at Sam's and squeeze up a whole bag of limes into an empty water bottle. Put that in the ice chest with the beers. Provide salted rim glasses and encourage ice and lots of lime juice- chilada style.

            Finish with ice cold watermelon and/or a freezer of HMIC! That's what I'm serving Saturday.