Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - 10 Tasty Tidbits To Eat When It's Too Hot To Cook

It's too hot to cook!  

I truly wanted to bake something beautiful to take pictures of, but it's just too hot.

Living the middle of nowhere we don't have pizza or chinese food delivery.

Which is why I'm sharing 10 tasty tidbits, that I like to munch on when it's too hot to cook.

10 Tasty Tidbits To Eat When It's Too Hot To Cook

1 - Celery and peanut butter

2 - Celery and cream cheese with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper on it

3 - Frozen grapes

4 - Popcorn made in the microwave with no oil or butter

This is the exact popcorn maker that I use.  You can find it here

5 - Cheese and crackers

6 - Raw veggies or crudites or whatever you'd like to call them.  Ranch dip is always good with them if I'm in the mood.

7 - Cole Slaw

8 - Ham or prosciutto wrapped around a slice of cantaloupe or cheese

9 - Sliced apples served with this Caramel Dip = Instant Caramel Apples  

Caramel Dip

Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and  1 tsp of vanilla to a small block (4 oz) of cream cheese softened. Add more brown sugar if desired.  Mix well and serve with sliced apples

10 - Chocolate Sundaes using this chocolate syrup which my Mom remembers being in the fridge when she was growing up.  It's a good thing to keep on hand. Why buy it when you can make it?

Chocolate Syrup ( makes 3 cups or 24 oz)

1 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the cocoa, sugar, salt and water in a pot and mix.  Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.  Cool slightly and add the vanilla and stir well.  Store in a tightly covered jar in the fridge.

Use 2 tsp of syrup to an 8 oz glass of milk or 2 tbspns over ice cream.  Yumm.

What do you like to eat when it's too hot to cook?

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