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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.