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What to Make for Dinner When It's Too Darn Hot to Cook

Posted On: Jul 14, 2020   |   Posted By: Williams Sonoma

What to Make for Dinner When It's Too Darn Hot to Cook

Ahhh, gazpacho.
At a certain point in
August, you just want to eat shrimp cocktail, over and over, and throw fiscal caution to the wind. That's summer eating for you. Grilling isn't always easy or viable. Your A/C bill doesn't seem to be going down as the months pass. You want to eat something cool, and literally without breaking a sweat .
We've got you. Think: Vietnamese summer rolls with peanut sauce, cool and ready to pluck from the fridge. Sandwiches aplenty. Shrimp and avocado. Cold salads of every stripe. Here are a few ways we love to feed ourselves without heating the place up come summertime.
Wraps and Rolls
Always keep bread handy in the summer, but consider, too, having rice paper rounds at the ready, for summer rolls brimming with cold shrimp or avocado, herbs, cucumber and lettuce. We like to have large flour tortillas handy, which we can heat in the microwave or over an open flame in a pinch, to fold them around leftover chicken, herbs, pickles, and veggies about to go bad. Add yogurt and hot...

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