Summertime and the livin' is easy but damn that weather is changeable.
August 4, 2009 2:49 AM Subscribe
Since London's fickle summer is in full swing, I need recipes for dishes that can be eaten either hot or cold.
posted by Mutant to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I do all the cooking at home and have a few stock recipes which adapt well to changeable weather; in other words, dishes that can be eaten either directly out of the oven or chilled then consumed, as ambient dictates.
At times its too damn hot to eat warm food, but then its not uncommon for the evenings to get so chill we need to get warmed up a little (it went down to 9C at night a couple times last week). Trouble is, I tend to plan out the meals a week in advance and would rather not have diet and my kitchen time dictated by London's changeable weather.
So I'm looking for dishes we can eat as we like. Today, for example, I'm making baked beans for dinner which is very suitable - bake for four hours, then since its a little humid and gross, chill for later. I've also got a couple of macaroni casseroles in my repertoire but am looking for other dishes.
Veggie preferred, but if they contain meat we'd rather this was a fractional additive like the ham in baked beans.