Friday Fun…Staying Cool

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Friday Fun…Staying Cool


Just for fun…well it IS Friday…what do you like to eat when it’s really hot out???


Here in the Houston area, we’ve had temperatures in the low 90s, and Monday we may inch up to 100 degrees. If you’ve been to Houston, then you know that when you factor in the ever-present humidity…consider it a free sauna session. 

So I ask…when it’s really hot out, what do you like to eat to cool off?  


Ice cream is ok but not my favorite. However other desserts are welcome any time of the year. 

 I want watermelon, mangoes, grapes, oranges, and any other kind of fruit. Salads with fresh red peppers, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers are so refreshing. 



I also love cold pasta or crab salads and anything that can be cooked on the grill. 


What about you? When it’s seriously hot out…what’s your favorite thing to eat???

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Comments (32)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

We mostly grill chicken, fish or steak along with a salad or fresh veggies - but that's kind of goes on all year, not just in summer! I don't think I've ever made a pasta salad....interesting.  What would be the best one to make first?

May 13, 2022 09:44 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Anything on the grill is good, I love salads too, but I also like a nice Italian Water Ice, that really cools you down, mango or lemon is my favourite.

May 13, 2022 10:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker I don't change mine much either although I love chili or red beans and rice but tend not to eat those in the summer. I might though. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 that's something that we used to do in Delray Beach on Atlantic Avenue. 

May 13, 2022 11:53 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Ed Silva same here!!!  I love just about anything on the grill. 

Wayne Martin I'm with you on the cold pasta salad. But also like a lot of fruit. 

May 13, 2022 11:55 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley we could use that rain here!!! Have a good weekend. 

Brian England the funny thing is that I'm so used to humidity, when we were in AZ and Vegas, I couldn't get used to the dry heat. I couldn't get enough water in me. 

May 13, 2022 11:56 AM
Brian England

It is important to drink lots of water here!

May 13, 2022 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Leanne Smith I love a good salad if someone else makes them. I'm not much on making them but love to eat them. 

Bob "RealMan" Timm I have never developed the taste for beer!  But I do love pork chops. 

May 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox that was so easy to make too!!  In fact I may make one this weekend. 

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! your garden is the perfect place for summer meals. All of the fresh veggies and fruits!!!  How blessed you are. 

May 13, 2022 12:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti I'm grateful that my hair is straight. Otherwise, this humidity is awful for the hair. 

Will Hamm I'm planning a crab salad this weekend. 

May 13, 2022 12:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I buy tortellini (often it has spinach or cheese in it). Cook and then drain. While still warm I add whatever I want...celery, sliced Spanish olives, red peppers, parsley, then mix in a Caesar dressing and some Parmesan cheese. Then Chill it!!!

May 13, 2022 12:07 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Yum!  I've seen those things in a grocery store but never knew what to do with them.  I'll surprise Gary one of these nights!

May 13, 2022 12:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I have some mangoes so may try to make something like that. 

May 13, 2022 12:08 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always reach for some chilled fruit and ice tea. It seems to hit the spot Kathy Streib 

May 13, 2022 04:15 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I take Simply Limeaid and crushed ice and blend them up in a blender - so refreshing!

May 13, 2022 05:55 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy it started to warm up around here today, so I may be also looking for cool food in the not so distant future.

May 13, 2022 05:58 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I am with you.  I like to eat fruit, preferably chilled.  Watermelon is always tasty but I like peaches, grapes,  and nectarines.  Sedona was just shy of 90º today with humidity at 4%.  I don't do well in humid climates. Up until a couple of days ago, our temps have been in the 70ºs.  Happy Friday!

May 13, 2022 06:08 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - for me it is the delicious fruit that has been chilled in the refrigerator.

May 13, 2022 07:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That tortellini pasta salad looks scrumptious, Kathy.  I'd love to have the recipe.

May 13, 2022 07:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I have been grousing all day with Diane... we had 82 degrees and I was miserable.... finally when the house hit 77 degrees she finally turned the A/C on:))

May 13, 2022 10:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Kathy.

Have a lovely weekend.

May 14, 2022 04:23 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I made some potato salad for dinner, and Rick will grill.

Lunch was soup...not the best idea since it is the hottest day we have had this year yet. I'm heading for the Vitamix for a smoothie now!

May 14, 2022 12:04 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

That's pretty toasty and no doubt the humidity iss a challenge.

We like grilled foods (fish, chicken, vegetables), fruit and salads. Cold past salads are a fave in the summer. It so rarely gets as hot as you had, and we don't get that much humidity IMO.


May 15, 2022 11:19 AM