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Ah! the month of July - hot, hot, and hot. Meals still have to be prepared and they should awaken very sluggish ... The food should not heat up the kitchen or the cook. The flavor should be bri
Ah! the month of July - hot, hot, and hot.
Meals still have to be prepared and they should awaken very sluggish appetites. The food should not heat up the kitchen or the cook. The flavor should be brisk and the colors bright. So - what do you prepare when the temperatures soar but the desire to cook and stay in the kitchen is at an all-time low?
Try some of these menu ideas and maybe they will just hit the spot!
Grilled salmon steaks, buttered pasta with garnish of parsley, cucumber spears in Russian or French dressing, orange sherbet
Chili dogs on a bun Cheap Brandon Ingram Jersey , grilled potato wedges, baby carrots in lemon butter, brownies with vanilla ice cream
Triple-decker club sandwiches (your choice of meatcheese), creamy coleslaw, fresh string beans, strawberry ice cream
Ravioli (meat or cheese), seasoned with Parmesan and chopped basil, broccoli spears Cheap Magic Johnson Jersey ,
fresh garden salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, Your favorite cookies
Grilled ham steaks, grilled sweet potato halves, sweet peas with onions, pound cake slices with strawberryraspberryblueberry topping and whipped cream
Creamed chicken or beef on toast points Cheap Kobe Bryant Jersey , melon wedges (watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.),
spinach salad, assorted cupcakes
Barbecued pork or beef on a bun, corn on the cob, garden fresh sliced tomatoes with slices of mozzarella cheese and drizzled with Italian dressing, rainbow sherbet or ice cream
Panfried steak sandwiches with onions and sweet peppers on French bread or rolls Cheap Brook Lopez Jersey , sliced fresh peaches, lettuce wedges with Thousand Island Dressing, Chocolate cake slices
Meatloaf slices, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, milk shakes
Antipasta Platter(deviled eggs, sliced cheeses, salami Cheap Isaiah Thomas Jersey , olives, tomato slices, onions, etc.)
Assorted bread basket, lemon ice
or try an It?s Raining Picnic on your back porch or covered patio when refreshing summer rains come -
Fried chicken, corn nibblets, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Hats , and jello for dessert with lots of fresh lemonade or iced tea.
Decorate with the food in a picnic basket, checkered tablecloth, and napkins, and paper plates, and cups.
How about going down to a nearby lake or stream and having a tailgate picnic?
Using a portable grill, have some hamburgers or hot dogs, buns, condiments Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Hoodies , watermelon slices, garden salad, and a lot of fun!
For a tailgate picnic try these:
baked beans, fruit slices, chips, crackers, fruit juices, cookies Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Shirts , doughnuts, relishes - mix or match and you have a great meal right there - put that tailgate down and spread a nice cloth, put the lawn chairs around, and enjoy the sunset or the beauty of the season!
When the kids are a little down on energy and enthusiasm give them their own ?Hobo Lunch? sacks to take outside and enjoy.
Peanut butter sandwiches or their favorite luncheon meats or cheese, carrot or celery sticks, giant sugar cookies, or pudding or jello in self-serve cups, and some fresh fruit. Tie in a colorful bandana Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys , run through the end of a stick, and set them off on adventures in the backyard. Don?t forget to include a wet paper towel in a sandwich bag for clean-up after eating. Let them fill in the adventures and the fun just comes naturally!
These are just suggestions for fast, easy meals when the temperatures of Summer heat everything and everyone. You still want great meals but without the time, or work.
?Arleen M. Kaptur 2002 June
(An excerpt from the Living is Easy-Summertime cookbook by Arleen Kaptur)
Being bored is a state of mind when you are fed up and sick of what's going on or the lack of activity around you. Complacency also contributes to feeling bored. Boredom becomes a great concern when it results in procrastination, indecision and feeling listless and jaded.
The best way to avoid feeling bored is to make your life interesting by not sticking to too many routines. Another way is by making daily progress in everything that you do. You need to pay attention to you thoughts and daily activities and find ways not to submit yourself to drudgery and taking things for granted.
Here are a few tips to overcome boredom.
Change your thoughts.
Your thoughts affect your behavior. By changing your mind about the meaning of your emotion and experiences, you will generate a different attitude.
Get inspired with powerful long-range goals.
Powerful goals keep you inspired. You can't feel bored at the same time when you are motivated to build a life.
Fire up your imagination.
Create mental images to stimulate your thoughts. Visualize where you want to be and what you want to become. Use your imagination to experience a situation that you want to happen in your life. The wonderful thing about imagination is you can create anything you wish to experience.
Go through some motions.
Change your physiology. Go for a walk or do something physically outrageous. Write down 10 things you can do and start something from your list to overcome your inertia.
Journal your feelings and thoughts.
One of the ways to become aware of what triggers your boredom is to question yourself and take a hard look at it. Observe and write down your feelings and thoughts for a week and at the end of it, reflect on them.