Baby, it’s Hot Outside


The weather forecast for my area is HOT, HOT, HOT for the next several days.  My husband works outside in the heat, so when he gets home he doesn’t always feel like having a hot meal.  In fact, sometimes he doesn’t want much of anything to eat.  I don’t want him to go hungry, though, so I came up with a list of things to keep on hand that are cool and refreshing for those days.  Here’s my list:

  • Pickles
  • Yogurt
  • Ingredients for smoothies (ice cream, plain yogurt, frozen fruit)
  • Frozen fruit popsicles/bars
  • Natural applesauce
  • Boiled eggs
  • Potato salad or pasta salad
  • Juice (V8 Fusion, Gatorade, Powerade)
  • Fruit like watermelon (cut-up already, of course), strawberries and grapes
  • Jello

What foods are on your list?

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Born in Kentucky, I am a wife and mom to 1 son and 2 daughters . I have an ink pen obsession, as well as a love for all things planner. I have been married for 10 years to my high school crush. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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7 thoughts on “Baby, it’s Hot Outside

  1. Israeli Salad

    3 bell peppers, diced small
    1 cucumber diced small
    half a lemon, juiced
    1/4t. garlic powder
    s&p, to taste

    combine and let refrigerate for an hour.

    egg salad and pasta salad sandwiches are good and frozen fruit cups, which are assorted fresh fruits (we always did banana, pineapple and strawberry) in little dixie cups with a mix of sugar and ginger ale poured in and then frozen. My mom served them at all of our outdoor graduation party/rehearsal dinners…they are VERY refreshing. I was just going to make some, but all the bananas were eaten before I got to it! 🙂

  2. A cool crunchy salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing always seems to hit the spot when it’s hot outside.

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