Monday, July 09, 2007

foods that are tempting in miserable hot bloody weather.

name some.

i'm running low on inspiration here.

23 comments:

That Queer Chick said...

We used to eat fruit soup a lot, but my mom had to get up and make it early, before it got hot out, because otherwise, yuck, who wants to cook.

Oh, and vichyssoise. Okay, any cold soup.

Salads. Again, thinking back to when I was a kind, my mother would make tuna or crabmeat salad with macaroni. That's if you eat fish/seafood, which I don't these days.

Naturally, now I'm the so-called grown-up, and these things aren't quite as appealing as when my parents would go into the 100 degree kitchen and prepare them for me.

There's always ice cream, of course.

belledame222 said...

oo yeah, love vichyssoise.

and yeah, i just had a Haagen Daz pomegranate ice cream bar with dark chocolate coating. pretty damn good ectually.

Melissa McEwan said...

vichyssoise

That's what I was going to suggest.

Also, I make a nice tuna salad with diced cucumber, a little shredded sharp cheddar, and generous black pepper and onion powder. Instead of mayo, I use fat free cucumber ranch dressing (or fat free plain ranch, if I can't find the cucumber ranch, which isn't always available). The dressing is crisper. Mayo in heat grosses me out.

But maybe that's just me. :-)

belledame222 said...

and yeah, i really also meant "foods that are tempting and do not involve any more effort than humanly possibly from the lazy, irritable slob."

belledame222 said...

mayo grosses me out in general, as does anything that reminds me of it too much, unfortunately.

i'd been eating a lot of this ready-made eggplant salad--not creamy, garlic and oil--but i think it's starting to disagree with me.

cottage cheese is a good standby, but boring.

i do have fish in the freezer. i'm not sure if it's laziness, fear of the unknown or sheer i-don't-wanna-eat-that-now that's keeping me from making it. i know what i want to do with it. just...mleh.

oh, caprese, i like that. you need good tomatoes and the expensive kind of fresh mozzarella, though.

Veronica said...

I'm big on cold cut sandwiches. With or without mayo. Specially if you get some good bread.

WordK said...

I had some sandwiches the other day that my friends fixed involving cucumber and some sort of cream cheese dressing. And another sandwich of tomatoes and mozzarella. They'd be good hot weather food -- but I don't have the recipes.

Emily said...

I'll bite on the easy preferences ... I want to eat boxes and boxes of cheap popsicles (red flavor being my favorite, of course).

It's too hot to cook, and I live in south Florida, so it's too hot to even go buy the popsicles and get them home before they melt.

Oh well. I'll just think about them.

CrackerLilo said...

Ice cream, orange wedges, cut-up raw fruit, smoothies, chips and salsa.

Julie O. said...

Grocery store sushi, blended margarita and pre-packaged jello (flavor doesn't matter as you are to sit in the refrigerated jello in the tub while you eat the sushi and drink the margarita).

belledame222 said...

hey, welcome Julie O. ("Acoulteration," i like it already...)

Dw3t-Hthr said...

I generally make a cream of chicken and wild rice soup when it's hot, and then I have food for days and it's nice and soothing.

Jessica said...

Eat some Otter Pops while you make gazpacho.

Rootietoot said...

A Sonic Slush, large, in either lemon or lime with extra lemon/limes. I could live off of them for days.

sarcozona said...

very cold peaches

Meredith said...

Emily, bring a cooler with ice or ice packs to the store with you. I live in central Florida, and it works like a charm.

sly civilian said...

did a salmon thingy last night...frozen fillets from trader joes. Oven at 400, which is sad, but it's only in for 5 minutes a side.

Soak 'em in olive oil and bouquet garni or other spicing while they defrost, and then top with a fruit salsa.

Tasty cakes, and pretty minimal oven time.

Allie said...

Frozen berries or grapes. I've recently started drinking water with frozen raspberries instead of ice, and it's amazingly delicious. They're great plain too, I eat them when I want something sweet.

One of my housemates makes something tasty that involves slightly more work: cut bananas into coins, dollop some yogurt on them, and place a nut or berry on top. Freeze on a cookie sheet. I think he calls them banana dollars, but I forget. They're really good.

I'm also a fan of smoothies: frozen fruit, yogurt, oj, maybe honey. Cold, good for you, and delicious. And there's always the daquiri option.

zuzu said...

Watermelon.

That is all.

kactus said...

yeah, zuzu, watermelon was my first choice, too. Then I got to thinking about potato salad, and cold fried chicken, and realized that my idea of perfect hot weather food is picnic food.

What's the name of that cold tomato soup?

Oh, and anything with cucumbers is fine with me.

kactus said...

Gazpacho! Answered my own question. Another good hot days food.

belledame222 said...

Gazpacho is good food. It's easy to make not tasty though, I find, somehow.

someone was telling me about a "white gaspacho," with garlic and chicken broth and, I forget what else; white grapes?

Sin said...

Lemon or guava sorbet. As easy as picking it up out of a grocery store, and not that difficult to make (but a long process).

Or ice-cold mango slices. Frozen grapes are also quite amazing.