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Simple hot weather meal ideas?

Jennie Sheeks | Jun 11, 200208:23 PM     20

My second floor apartment is charming but lacks sufficient insulation, air conditioning, or even just window screens. The result is sweltering heat, making it unbearable to even think about cooking even when I’m hungry. My usual standby quick fixes of quesadillas or fried eggs sound suddenly disgusting. And I can’t eat tacos from the trucks every night. Last night I went to bed without dinner because I couldn’t come up with anything to eat that sounded appealing and didn’t take much effort. That was just plain pitiful.

So help Chowhounds! My current diet of nothing, water, Popsicles and tuna fish is making me very hungry and hostile. I need ideas for simple hot weather dinners that take minimal effort and little or no cooking. I have a regular kitchen set-up, except no microwave, but I do have a handy toaster oven. I’m only cooking for me, but leftovers are great for repeat meals and brown bag lunches.

Thanks!

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