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Jul 21, 2011 08:49 AM

Its soooo hot out...

what are you eating? been eating a lot of ice cream.

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  1. Panzanella with feta. Cold figs wrapped in proscuitto.

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    1. re: escondido123

      Goodness, this sounds incredibly delicious. :)

    2. We're either eating out in restaurants that have a/c, or just having salads with feta and nuts. It's too hot to grill and my kitchen has no a/c, so I'm not enjoying cooking at the moment.

      1. A bowl of watermelon. Though to be fair, I'm in my air-conditioned office so the heat isn't affecting me at the moment. Not looking forward to my subway ride/walk home, though. I gave my partner the choice of a tuna sandwich or a cheese sandwich for dinner tonight because I'm sure as hell not cooking.

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        1. re: LeoLioness

          wow, LL...we Leos think alike for sure! ^o^ ...cold watermelon is my go-to after a work out or running errands here in SWFL all summer it and I just can't find refreshment quite like it on such steamy days, for us they'll last into Sept. at least.

        2. We have central air, so it's not much of an issue, but it's too hot to grill so while usually my husband does most of the cooking during the summer, this summer we're having a lot of fried chicken and stir-fry. (Fried chicken just because I'm on a kick, and stir-fry because they're easy and fast.

          1. It's crazy hot outside. I've had steak in the refrigerator I want to make but am thinking I should freeze it until the heat passes. I'm not heating up the grill or turning on the stove that high right now. Maybe I should just pop it on the hood of my car after I drive it.

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            1. re: chowser

              Don't laugh, but years ago, I had a cookbook called "Manifold Destiny" with recipes were cooked on your car's exhaust manifold, double wrapped in foil. I never tried any of them (or the ones you cooked in the dishwasher), but I did get a kick out of reading the cookbook.

              1. re: Isolda

                A very close friend of mine wrote that book with a friend. In fact, there is a potato recipe that came from me. The book was just re-released in the past year.

                1. re: escondido123

                  did they actually try those recipes? did they have a weird tasted (kinda like lighter fluid has an awful smell?). I wasn't sure if the book was a joke...

                  1. re: Chowrin

                    No, it was serious. Properly wrapped there would be no smell - the exhaust goes out the rear of the car, remember. The idea was that you put the package in the right spot under the hood when you start a road trip, and by the time you're ready to stop for lunch you have a hot meal all cooked and waiting for you.

                    Along similar lines there were some recipes kicking around (can't recall if it was a book or not) for cooking in the dishwasher. Sounds weird but if you think about it, after you run the dishwasher everything in it (including its own interior) is by definition clean enough to eat off of.