I refuse to use our oven on hot days. It seems counter-productive. This means our summer meal options are cold sandwiches, grilling, stove-top skillets, or something that hangs out in my crockpot all day. Personally, I wish I could just dump everything in my crockpot, but that might get boring after a while. And, we all know that toddlers would much prefer some baked nuggets, roasted veggies and tater tots. To mix it up for your family this summer and avoid using the oven, try these recipes instead!
During summer I get a little sick of burgers at every outdoor party, so this helps break it up. My husband claims he does not like hummus, or feta, or turkey burgers for that matter, but he LOVES these. My kids don’t really eat feta or hummus, so I just make theirs plain or with a slice of cheese. But this is definitely a treat for us!
2. Chicken Wraps
I use very few directions in this because for me, cooking is all about improvising.
Warning – this one can be spicy, depending what seasoning you use and how much. If you have kids that don’t like spice, make sure you’re cautious about how much seasoning you put in.
4. To Pasta or Not to Pasta Salad
This can be made with or without the pasta in it. My kids actually prefer ALL pasta in their pasta salad, but if you are watching your carbs, I would suggest leaving them out. This is a perfect dish to take to a summer party.
Wrap them individually in cellophane and store in the cupboard. They will soften up.