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Jul 24, 2013 08:14 PM

What's for Dinner #235 - The Hot Fun in the Summertime Edition - [Through July 28]

Had to toss in some Sly and the Family Stone there - one of my favorite summertime songs. ;-)

The icky, sticky, humid weather has broken in the Northeast and it's a beautiful night tonight. So I'm about ready to head to bed....and I'm already thinking about what to make for dinner tomorrow night with this lovely weather.

Are you still enduring the blazing heat, or are you enjoying the cool nights that are perfect for toasting marshmallows under the summer stars?

What's cooking before you go chasing lightning bugs?

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  1. excellent choice - Sly is the MAN.

    out for late dinner with the Oldster tonight - luckily he doesn't get hungry til late. Chilean restaurant that just opened up the street from his house.

    tomorrow night.... not sure yet... kinda feel like burgers... we'll see....

    1. Spent all evening after work looking at houses with a realtor since we got pre-approved for a loan last week (!!!) We were super hungry when we were done so we went and ate at our favorite mexican hole in the wall, Rico's Tacos Taqueria. I got the ricos burrito (carnitas, beans, potatoes, peppers, onions, salsa verde and cheese) and Mr. RB got tacos. Also they sell bottles of microbrew for $1.50. Bless them. We both had Anchor Steams. So full. Also, Sly really IS the man.

      1. It was the dinner that wasn't quite last night. I took my son up to play a match in Stamford, and while they had food for the players (chicken fingers and potato bombs), the salad was the only thing I was interested in. He had the chicken fingers and potato bombs, but when we got home just before 10, my husband had made a rotisserie chicken, and I had some of that. It was lovely and sticky, if you know what I mean!

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        1. re: roxlet

          The GOOD kind of sticky, roxlet. Not the sticky kind of weather. Yay for the rotisserie chicken (and the husband that made it!)

          And your son just got back from Poland - no rest for the weary, huh?

        2. Well, I took out 1 cup of chopped meatloaf, 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1/3 cup of caramelized onions, and 1/4 cup of sauteed mushrooms from the freezer.

          So it'll be sketti and an conglomeration sauce, as that will be easy to make after packing up files and other stuff at work today. Some Parm-Reg might be added to the sauce, otherwise sprinkled on top. A Pepperidge Farm crusty roll goes from freezer to the convection toaster oven to crisp up, and maybe a salad. But I think even that will be too much work.

          I do believe there will be that glass o' as well. It helps. I did sleep like a log after BB, MC, and TCM5 last night!

          1. Love Sly!! The weather this morning was such a treat. After the heat it almost felt like an early September morning.

            We are heading to the Vineyard tomorrow so tonight’s dinner is "how to use up the farm share in one night". Basil will become pesto for the freezer. Kohlrabi will become kohl-slaw, kale will become chips, cukes will be turned into a quick pickle, lettuce will become salad and because I have to have some meat their will grilled sausage along with the veggies.

            If I have time the zuccini will become bread otherwise that should keep until we get back.