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Too hot to cook? A simple solution

Thinly sliced snow peas are star quick salad that's grenight when it's too hot cook. |  Lee Reich~AP

Thinly sliced snow peas are the star in a quick salad that's great on a night when it's too hot to cook. | Lee Reich~AP

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Updated: June 25, 2012 9:55AM

OK, I give in. It is too hot to do much cooking. Plus, I want to enjoy summer. But, we’ve gotta eat.

The cooking is going to be kept at a minimum tonight. Burgers. Be they beef, turkey or veggie, I’m suggesting that be your choice tonight.

No fries, though. Instead, I’m going to give this salad from Everyday Food a try. Start the salad, and after about 10 minutes, put the burgers on. That should get everything done about the same time.

Right before I go to bed tonight, I am going to boil some eggs, and I suggest you do the same. Why? Even though the temperatures are inching down, it takes a while for it to cool off indoors. So tomorrow dinner is going to be egg salad on toast with a green salad. Fast, allowing time to enjoy summer once again.

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