Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Now Hiring: Cook

It happens every summer. I lose the desire to cook.

Maybe it's because the kids are home all the time so grocery shopping is a chore I can barely force myself to tackle. Maybe it's the summer heat that quells the desire to stand in front of a hot stove or oven. Maybe it's because I love fall and winter type foods waaaay more than summer fare. I don't know exactly why, but putting dinner together becomes difficult for me during summer. I can't think of anything to make, nothing sounds really good, and I don't even want to think about it!

I guess I could grill more, but I get tired of making the same old things that I know how to make. I am not an adventurous grill-master. A recent trip to the farmer's market sparked my interest slightly, but not for long.

Does anyone have any inspiration for me? Can you share a favorite summer recipe? How can I get out of the box when it comes to grilling? What glorious summery foods am I missing out on? Help!


Carol said...

just looked at the Bad Girls Recipe blog and Rachel's Taquitos look good! is about 3 recipes down I think. But I am the same when the weather gets so hot. Don't want to turn on the oven or even a burner and can't even think of anything that sounds good. ;-(

Rachel said...

Ok, that's weird...I was going to suggest the taquitos or the brisket tacos. Very minimal "cooking" involved and really good dishes. Kids should like them too depending on the kid.

belinda said...

i love mexican chicken casserole. it's one dish and super easy.