August 2011 Kitchen Challenge

I’m going to challenge myself.  My goal is to not turn on the oven during the month of August.  We live on the 2nd floor and our place heats up SO quickly and cools down SO slowly.  And it’s been balls hot for weeks.  I don’t think I used the oven in July more than 4-5 times, so I don’t suspect this will be that hard of a challenge, but it’s a challenge nonetheless.  I’m also making an effort to go gluten-free for a bit, due to some stomach troubles…
Some meals that I have planned for the month, though I know other things will come up and I’ll probably only make half of these!  They are either already grill, crockpot, or skillet meals, or I will convert them to such.
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta and Zucchini Cheddar Chili Mash
Chipotle-Spiced Steak with Roasted Potatoes & Onions with Lemon Pepper Green Beans
Hot Pepper Garlic Chicken, Lentils with Burnt Onions, and Southwestern Corn and Cranberry Salad
Shrimp Ceviche and Brown Rice and Cranberry Pilaf
Tuna and White Bean Salad
Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Beer Lime Grilled Chicken with Spicy Chipotle Grilled Vegetables
Southwestern Burger with Boston Baked Beans
Brown Bag Burritos
Grain Mustard Spiked Cabbage with Hot and Sweet Sausage and Seasoned Corn with Bacon Recipe
Salmon with Caramelized Cherries with Gluten-free Summer Quinoa Salad and Plank Grilled Potatoes
Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken
Greek Egg-Lemon Soup (Avgolemono Soup)
Asian Chicken Salad with Thai Spiced Grilled Potato Wedges with Peanut Butter-Chipotle Dipping Sauce
Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Southwestern Crock Pot Sweet Potato and Corn Medley
Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing and Honey Baked Lentils
Garlicky Lemon Chicken With Broccolini and Creamy Crock Pot Risotto
Grilled Pizza
Spicy Beef Stew    
Peanut Satay & Chilli Chicken with Green Beans and Monterey Beans         
Tex-Mex Mac & Cheese       
Buffalo Shrimp and Spicy Cheesy Rice
Lime Chicken Soft Tacos and Cilantro Rice
Chili Mac               
Chicken Breast with Scallions and Mushrooms and Island Veggies
Thai Chicken Salad Sandwiches       
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers and Warm Potato Salad Dijonnaise

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