In the heat of summer the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen.  Yuck!  But you also have a home and family to feed so what are some tasty ideas for lunch or dinner that won’t heat up the house?

Here are a few of my favorites:

Grilled Chicken Wraps

  • Grilled (or stir fried) chicken breast slices marinated in teriyaki sauce or your favorite dry seasoning
  • Grilled (or stir fried) green peppers and onions to taste
  • Dab of sour cream
  • Lettuce or spinach
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Wrap in a warm tortilla and serve with chips and salsa!

Grilled Cheese Du Jour

  • Mix butter, parmesan cheese, and garlic
  • Spread it over sour dough bread
  • Add Monterey Jack cheese, ham, or turkey on the inside
  • Enjoy!


  • Spread pizza sauce on your tortilla
  • Add cheese and your favorite pizza toppings
  • Top with a second tortilla
  • Warm on the griddle or stove top and enjoy!

Favorite Summer Sides

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Melon (any kind)
  • Potato salad
  • Side salad
  • Baked beans
  • Whatever fruit is on sale this week…dice and serve


And of course when all else fails….Eat Out:)!


What are some of your family favorites?  Share below and I’ll give them a try!

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