Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to Cook a Meal Without Melting!!

Well, it is 113 degrees here today and climbing still higher the next 2 days! Yikes! We are having company for dinner, so I HAD to cook a meal. So here is how I did it without melting (or running my oven for very long).

First, I put a whole chicken (that I got for $0.49/lb) in the crock pot over night to cook. This morning I simply unplugged it and turned it off. A little later when it was cool, I picked the meat off the chicken. Then I prepared my Enchilada Casserole which is simply layers of green enchilada sauce, tortillas, chicken and shredded cheese. Later, I will simply put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (while I run my daughter to roller skating - I won't even be here while the oven is heating the kitchen:-). And dinner will be served with a little salad and sour cream and hot sauce to top it off.

And I made two of them so I can put one into the freezer for another day when I don't feel much like cooking.

That's how I cooked a meal without melting today!!

How about you? Do you have any tips on meals you can make without heating up your kitchen?


carry said...

WOW! Nice Tips. I will follow your tips and let you know how it come out. Anyways, Nice sharing!!

SisterTipster said...

Sailing by from the CREW! Love these tips and you know, I just love grilln' this time of year! Also we eat a bunch of cool foods like salads and fruit...yes, making multiple meals is smart when you use the oven~how many meals did you get off that chicken??
See you on deck!