Hot Weather Meal Strategies

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Hot Weather Meal Strategies  For Survival

l Plan ahead. Prep menus each week and stick to them.

l Use your freezer. Freeze the meat in marinades, fresh fruit pieces for snacks and look for freezable dessert recipes.

l Cook with everything but the oven. Use your rice steamer instead, the crock pot, pressure cooker and your charcoal or gas grill.

l Don’t forget your microwave—they sure don’t heat up the kitchen the way ovens and stoves do.

l Take advantage of our plentiful fresh produce.

l When you cook, make it count. Cook once, but plan to eat it at least three times.

l Make use of pre-prepared foods.


Tuna Pasta Salad

1 cup light mayonnaise

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon dill weed

12 ½ ounces tuna in water flaked and drained

1 cup shell pasta cooked and drained

1 cup frozen peas thawed

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped red onion

First, make the dressing by combining first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a serving bowl and stir in dressing. Chill.