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Ideas for hot weather?

(29 Posts)
Mariqui Mon 18-Jul-16 16:23:57


It's absolutely roasting this evening and what I had planned to cook is really not tempting me at all - have now chucked that in the freezer, so does anyone have genius ideas for hot summer evening food?

Blondie1984 Mon 18-Jul-16 16:47:39

Rotisserie chicken with potato/pasta/couscous salad, normal salad, baguette, cheese, big bowl of cherries
Glass of Rose

GrouchyKiwi Mon 18-Jul-16 16:50:15

We're having some leftover chilli con carne I had in the freezer, with nachos. I was going to do macaroni cheese, which is distinctly unappealing today.

Tomorrow I might do a pastry tart of some description.

CatherineDeB Mon 18-Jul-16 16:51:15

We just ate! Early because I am going out. Roast beef which I roasted at lunchtime with a salad of new potatoes, mange tout, feta, beetroot and baby tomatoes with a dressing made up of wholegrain mustard, honey, lemon juice and oil.

It was nice - just the salad would have done me to be honest but as I had already bought a joint of beef I cooked it.

Buggers Mon 18-Jul-16 16:51:18

I love some ham, new potatoes and salad when it's hotgrin. Jacket potatoes are also good as it's so easy to do.

Allalonenow Mon 18-Jul-16 16:52:57

I'm having smoked salmon and avocado open sandwich, and following the advice of a pp and having a glass of rose with it! wine

TCKE Mon 18-Jul-16 17:27:00

Following as attempting to meal plan for the hottest week ever! So far got chicken salad (fancy with goats cheese, roasted cashews etc) , stir fry , poss steak/ lamb with roasted veg, maybe some bbq stuff, kebabs?

TCKE Mon 18-Jul-16 17:27:23

Also have rose chilling ready for bedtime grin

THirdEeye Mon 18-Jul-16 18:03:27

We had a BBQ yesterday and have lots of leftover uncooked meat.

So we'll be having homemade burgers with salad.

scurryfunge Mon 18-Jul-16 18:05:55

I was planning a chilli con carne but seems a bit much in the heat. We are now going to BBQ some monkfish accompanied with cauliflower rice and a feta salad

MalbecAndLindt Mon 18-Jul-16 18:17:03

I'm dealing with lack of appetite from being 8 weeks pregnant and with this heat, I'm at a loss. OH is also away and he's been cooking for me lately as I can't cope with the smells. Tbh, I'm extremely tempted to get a Mcdonalds - I've been craving one since 8.30am and I haven't had fast food in about 6 years!

TyneTeas Mon 18-Jul-16 18:20:03

We're having grilled chicken, wraps and salsa salad


scurryfunge Mon 18-Jul-16 18:22:33

The salsa salad sounds very refreshing tyneteas. I also like your prawn dish idea.

Mariqui Mon 18-Jul-16 18:26:26

Load pads of brilliant ideas - CatherineDeB that salad sounds awesome, Rotisserie chicken is also a great idea as keen to avoid having the oven on for long. Rose is good, have some white already chilling though so will probably go with that, or maybe just some elderflower. Love this time of year but do difficult to plan for properly!

CountingdowntoFriday Mon 18-Jul-16 18:57:17

I go for stuff with salad.
Falafels, pittas, salad
Quiche and salad
Skewers (chicken/fish/halloumi/veg)
Cold meats
Make up a couscous, pasta, potato salad and dish up with any of the above.

All I really fancy is a bowl of Greek salad tbh.

Haloumi and mushroom burgers with corn on the cob.
Falafal and flat bread and salad.
Bhajis, minty yoghurt and salad, rolled up in a chapatti.

We're having omelette and chips, but I really don't fancy it.

FreeButtonBee Mon 18-Jul-16 19:22:08

Garlic and lemon marinated chicken, cooked on griddle pan with salad and pitta and hummus. Even 3yo fussy DD lived the chicken

Chorizo, feta and mixed grains. This is a staple. One of the packages of merchant gormet mixed grains with finely chopped tomato cucumber pepper then fried chorizo and chopped feta. A bit of mint and parsley through it is extra nice

cild meat and mezze bites from the supermarket

Veal schnitzel with sweet potato fries and coleslaw

lastqueenofscotland Mon 18-Jul-16 21:30:25

Grilled asparagus and courgette with hallumi and balsamic and pesto dressing!


CatherineDeB Tue 19-Jul-16 10:45:10

It was really lovely Mariqui - made up with what was in the fridge, but so nice that I bought more feta and beetroot this morning.

Statelychangers Tue 19-Jul-16 11:58:00

Spatchcock chicken - done on BBQ grill with veg and salad
Lamb chops with riddled veg and new potatoes
watermelon with ham
lamb salad
spag bol

Mariqui Tue 19-Jul-16 15:26:36

I'm definitely stealing the idea CatherineDeB - my other half bizarrely hates mustard and beetroot but otherwise would be eating it tonight! sadly it will have to wait until the weekend when he's away!

Mariqui Tue 19-Jul-16 15:27:44

Lastqueenofscotland that sounds amazing too! This thread is definitely a keeper!

Mariqui Tue 19-Jul-16 15:28:28

Countingdowntofriday do you have a decent falafel recipe? The last ones I made were horribly dry.

CountingdowntoFriday Tue 19-Jul-16 17:01:23

If you like sweet potato these sweet potato falafels are the business! (I don't use any of the ready made spice mixes just chuck in whatever I have to hand.

CountingdowntoFriday Tue 19-Jul-16 17:10:52

These are more regular www.ocado.com/webshop/recipe/Herby-Falafel-Balls-with-Yoghurty-Dip/4103?selectedCategories=32266falafels that go down well here, really nice with the yoghurt it suggests.

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