Menu Plan Monday: Why Cook When You Can Toss?

Well, this past week was nice, weather-wise, and I forgot to menu plan, so there was a lot of cleaning out the fridge and using a few recipes from the previous week. The lentil stew and red beans and rice made meals for multiple days. In fact, I'm still eating lentil stew. I think I will freeze the rest for a rainy day.

 And then I took a look at the upcoming weather

and decided that it will just be too damn hot in my apartment when I get home to cook. It's a pleasant 70-something outside now, but between 4-7PM my apartment heats up into the high 80s. The downside of living on the top floor.

I seem to have misplaced the lid to my slow cooker. So ....

Monday: Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing - with chicken for protein

Tuesday: Thai Chicken, Mango, and Pineapple Salad

Wednesday: Steak and Arugula Salad - minus the ciabatta and capers

Thursday: Salmon Cucumber Salad with whatever greens are left over from the previous recipes.

Friday: Mexican Chicken Salad

The lovely thing about this menu is that I can cook all of the meat except the salmon ahead of time and re-heat as necessary.

What are some of your favorite hot weather recipes?