Cool Summer Recipe Ideas

People who are interested in eating great this summer need to find delicious recipes that will cool them off instead of heating up their whole house. Some family favorite recipes require the use of the oven and the stove, which will heat up the house uncomfortably in the summertime. Those recipes are usually not worth making everyone feel uncomfortable and hot. So people need to pick recipes that will let their families and roommates stay cool during the hot summer months.

Eat Great, Look Great

Of course, the other part of wanting to eat in a cool kitchen is the desire to eat in a kitchen that looks great. People who would like their families to really enjoy being together in the kitchen need to have a kitchen that is clean, nice and inviting. In many situations, that will require a little remodeling. People who remodel could consider different options, like replacing flooring, fixing lights, getting new appliances and cabinet refinishing. There are just so many different things that could allow the kitchen to be brighter and more welcoming. Also, during a remodel, people can add ceiling fans and other features to literally make it a cooler place to be in the summer.

Light the Grill

So, one great idea for cool cooking in the summer is to use the grill. That way, people can still have cooked vegetables or meat, but they will be cooked outside without heating up the house. Some ideas include grilling chicken or steaks. The meat can be marinated beforehand or eaten with sauce after it’s cooked. People can even cut up the meat for tacos, enchiladas or salads. Or, it can just be eaten with some yummy summer side dishes. They can also cut up the meat or the vegetables to make yummy shish-ka-bobs, which are sure to become a family favorite. If anything, they are just really fun to eat! Depending on the type of grill they have, people can even boil water on the grill to cook different things in. Again, it is just all about keeping the heat out of the house so that people can eat while being cool and comfortable.

Side Kicks

There really are some great side dishes to make in the summer that do not require heating up the house. People can look up Jell-O recipes and make one that looks great. There are many different Jell-O recipes that can be cool and refreshing. A fresh summer salad is always cool and refreshing, and generally goes well with any summertime meal. Of course, people can’t forget how great fruit tastes in the summer. A bowl of freshly cut-up fruit is sure to be enjoyed by everyone at the meal.

If people really do want to cook something for the family to eat, it might be best to do it in the early morning or late at night, which is when the temperatures will be coolest and the family can enjoy baked items without having to become overheated. 

Archie Johnson is a freelance blogger for Cabinet Coatings of America, a cabinet refinishing Phoenix company.


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