Hot Weather Meal Strategies
Plan ahead. Make menus each week and stick to them.
Use your freezer. Freeze meat in marinades, fresh fruit pieces for snacks and look for freezable dessert recipes.
Cook with everything but the oven. Use your rice steamer, the crock pot, pressure cooker and of course your charcoal or gas grill.
Don’t forget your microwave—they don’t heat up the kitchen the way ovens and stoves do.
Take advantage of plentiful fresh produce.
When you cook, make it count. Cook once, but plan to eat at least three times.
Make use of pre-prepared foods.