Hot Weather Meal Strategies
l Plan ahead. Make menus each week and stick to them.
l Use your freezer. Freeze 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, the crock pot, pressure cooker and your charcoal or gas grill.
l Don’t forget your microwave—they don’t heat up the kitchen the way ovens and stoves do.
l Take advantage of plentiful fresh produce.
l When you cook, make it count. Cook once, but plan to eat at least three times.
l Make use of pre-prepared foods.