Pasta Salad Eleventy Hundred Ways : Summer Dinners

FiveSummerRecipes

It’s getting hot, y’all.  And it’s not even HOT hot yet.

We can still step outside with a smile and enjoy a deep breath of sunshine.  In about a month, we’ll be stank-faced wading through hot-mud-air, aka “humidity,” aka nature’s pit sweat.

Ahh, lovely southern summers!

But the rising temps are making an impact on our appetites.  Especially for my husband who spends a good portion of his work day outside.  When he comes home from a long (LONG) day, the last thing he wants is a bubbly, creamy, rich chicken pot pie.  (I’ll eat the whole thing by myself in the A/C, kthanks. #nowaste #potpieorbust)  But we also want more than dressed lettuce…

Off to Pinterest we go for HotHotHeat compatible meals that are not pasta salad!

Pan Seared Salmon Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

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InspiredTaste.net

Slightly sweet, spicy, and fresh!  I would probably use spinach and go crazy with the lime juice!

Stovetop Shrimp Boil

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delish.com

One giant serving bowl in the middle of the table = Less dishes to wash.  Win!

Flank Steak with Watermelon Salad

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delish.com

This one elicited a little bit of heavy breathing on my part. Yessss.

Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

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AllRecipes.com

Vinegar based sauce + pulled pork = LIFE.  Paired with a crisp coleslaw and soft bun.  And in the Crock Pot?!  WHAT?!?!

Sheet Pan Poblano Chicken Fajitas

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HalfBakedHarvest.com

Top it with some sour cream, and IT’S ON.


What are your favorite meals for summer?

If you came here looking for legitimate pasta salad recipes, I apologize.

 

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8 thoughts on “Pasta Salad Eleventy Hundred Ways : Summer Dinners

  1. Great ideas! We grill alllll summer long – really all year long. Lots of kabobs of all meats, grilled chicken and turkey, burgers…. We also just do a lot of fresh, raw veggies, boring as that is – cucumbers, spinach salad, corn on the cob…

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  2. My favorite two meals for summer are 1. taco salad – and 2. turkey burgers, corn on the cob, deviled eggs, and potato salad! The first one is a lot less work than the second, therefore, because I have to make it, taco salad is my number one meal!
    Ok, now I’m really hungry!
    – Megan Joy

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