A Great Meal Doesn’t Always Need Much Time on the Stove

Almost everyone loves the summer. And there’s few things better than enjoying the sun while also enjoying a great meal. But at the same time, not a lot of people are in love with the idea of cooking very much in the hottest days of the year. A recent article points out a rather important point though. Some of the tastiest foods don’t require much cooking.

Some of the items presented will spark some good memories for most people. For example, it’s a rare person who hasn’t enjoyed a cool sandwich on a hot day. It’s one of those items that’s easy to tailor to any climate. They recommend a mayonnaise and tuna sandwich. But the possibilities there are endless. Using a colder refrigerated item as the base will ensure that it’s refreshing. Meanwhile cooled toppings can enhance that even more. It’s less jarring than a popsicle or ice cream would be on a hot day. But at the same time it’s cold enough to offer a pleasant bit of chilled goodness. They go on to recommend roast beef, dill and Havarti cheese. Any or even all of them should make for a great summer treat.

For the more adventurous, the article also recommends some more exotic tastes. The chicken summer rolls are probably the easiest. The hardest part of the preparation simply comes down to dipping the rice paper in warm water. The warmth might not be the most fun thing in the world during a hot summer day. But most people would happily agree that it’s a world away from trying to actually turn on the oven during the hottest parts of the summer.

The article has a lot to suggest. But the main point is that one shouldn’t feel constrained by the weather. Instead, it should provide some inspiration to go to old favorites or try out some new recipes.