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Old 08-06-2009, 04:01 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I was thinking of meatloaf for dinner, but thought, it seems too hot for that. Even though we're in the air conditioning.

It just seems better to have something less heavy. I'm not big into salads but give them special consideration this time of year. Also enjoying things like watermelon.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Yes, any and all melons

I make lots of big "garbage" salads over the summer. I try not to use the oven that much because it just gets so hot!

I eat a lot more fruit over the summer and have lately started to make homemade ice creams and gelatos too.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Normally lighter foods-no mashed/baked potatoes,meatload.stews. BUT this year we've not had summer yet so the urges and making of comfort foods are there. We are to get high 80's next week and I am planning already as that may be our only summer menus.

I also think a/c has made a difference not like years ago when our grandmothers,etc summerized their homes by rolling up rugs, taking down drapes and eating lighter cooling foods.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:11 PM
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Yep, definitely try to avoid teh oven. Our thermostat is across the hall from the kitchen. I made a homemade pizza last week. Thought the a/c would never switch off.

Lacey, yeah for some reason carbs seem to be a culprit sometimes.

I'm in awe of what our grandmothers did inthe past to make a home. Something on HISt channel just the other day about the dustbowl. Amazing what people went through.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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Don't think we'd survive what they did!

I so miss the 'summer" menus-this year none yet as it's always cool/cold.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:31 PM
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Can you give us a "for instance" menu? That would be cool.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: OB
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any and all melons
Agreed. Berries & cherries too.

Gazpacho. Seafood. Salads. Anything off the grill or habichi. It's not food but lemonaid and ice tea.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Normally lighter foods-no mashed/baked potatoes,meatload.stews. BUT this year we've not had summer yet so the urges and making of comfort foods are there. We are to get high 80's next week and I am planning already as that may be our only summer menus.

I also think a/c has made a difference not like years ago when our grandmothers,etc summerized their homes by rolling up rugs, taking down drapes and eating lighter cooling foods.
Oh good Lord.... I've been melting in the Florida oven for too many months already. We might see some cooler weather come....what.....NOVEMBER?
I don't even own a coat.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Normally lighter foods-no mashed/baked potatoes,meatload.stews. BUT this year we've not had summer yet so the urges and making of comfort foods are there. We are to get high 80's next week and I am planning already as that may be our only summer menus.

I also think a/c has made a difference not like years ago when our grandmothers,etc summerized their homes by rolling up rugs, taking down drapes and eating lighter cooling foods.
Oh good Lord.... I've been melting in the Florida oven for too many months already. We might see some cooler weather come....what.....NOVEMBER?
I don't even own a coat.

As far as foods go, the only time I really like ice cream is in the winter. Guess I'm craving something that feels like snow.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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used to make potato salads-all different ways, mac salad, fruit salad, cukes n sour cream, grill-which we hardly ever do here it's always so windy if not cold-I really miss it. Tonight I'm doing Fettucine alfredo w/proscuitto/peas and garlic bread-not a summer meal as it's not even 70..
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