Take Out the Heat
Sure, complaining about the heat only makes it worse. A long string of 100 degree days presents an unsolvable problem but it just so happens that there's one summer problem we can solve. What to do about dinner on a day when the ambient blast furnace is stuck in the triple digits and operating any appliance hotter than a microwave is a sure sign of madness? Where to go, what to buy, how to put a tasty meal on the table without working up a sweat?
"...Ranch casserole, broccoli rice casserole, chicken lasagne, Swedish meatballs, jambalaya, and cornbread dressing. Just thaw them out, zap them..."
July 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood