I can't get over the forecast for the next week. We have hot summers in St. Louis, but this is going to be ridiculous! Four out of the next seven days will be 100 degrees or hotter - two days are projected to be 104. That is beyond hot and there is just no escaping that heat if you have to be outdoors for more than a minute.
There are lots of hot weather recipes already posted on the blog. This is a reminder of what to type in the search box above to find those recipes.
Stay cool during this heat wave and feed your family lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Don't use your oven, but fire up the grill outdoors if you need to cook. Do what you can to keep the heat out of the house.
In anticipation of the heat I grilled a dozen burgers and 3 lbs of brats to keep in the fridge to just warm up in the microwave over the next few days.
I also have lots of melon, berries and grapes in the fridge to grab for a quick cool snack.