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Old 07-03-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Dinners that won't heat up your house

Per my hubby "no oven"...but I feel like the crockpot also heats it up 🤷🏻♀️.

Ideas??
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:12 PM   #2
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Grilled chicken salad
Vegetable sandwiches
Hamburgers w/ raw veggies
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Is the stove an option? Like, could you cook some pasta early in the morning when it's still cool and make pasta salad?

Do y'all have an outdoor grill?
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:22 PM   #4
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Yes, stove top is an option. We have a grill, but I am not the “grill master”...is not home at a consistent/predictable time...so we don’t grill super often ��
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Do you have a safe place to put the crock pot outside while it cooks? I also have a toaster oven that fits a 9 by 9 baking pan. So I can make enchiladas, lasagna, etc.
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Default Re: Dinners that won't heat up your house

I was going to suggest putting the crock pot outside if you have that option. I've never done it with a crock pot but I do have a toaster oven that I set on the back porch when I want to roast veggies or something small and don't want to heat up the house.

I utilize my Instant Pot a lot in the summer. I can pretty much do anything and everything with that.

Outdoor grill in another mainstay for us. I'm not a grill master either but truthfully a little bit of practice and it becomes super easy.
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