Summer in Arizona is the best time to be a lazy cook. The thought of turning on the oven or running around the kitchen to cook an extravagant meal is less than appealing. Here are some helpful tips to prepare fresh, light meals with minimal effort.
Simply reach into your pantry or fridge and find all the ingredients you need. Install our pantry organizers to make your cooking life even easier than we’re going to make it with these pointers.
Cook without heat
There are endless, delicious meals that can be prepared with zero heat. Pay a visit to your local farmer’s market or grocery store and pick up natural produce. Assorted veggies can make for tasty salads, soups, and snacks. Break out your favorite dressing and spices and whip up a quick Summer meal. Our slide-out spice racks will give you easy access to all of your spices and make it simple to see every spice at your disposal at once.
Desserts without baking
This may seem more restrictive than cooking without heat, but that is not the case. Making tasty treats with cold, raw ingredients is simple and refreshing. Freeze fruit juice in popsicle molds and have a perfect Summer dessert in minimal steps. There are many recipes online for cookies, pies, cakes, and tarts that require no heat at all.
If you do decide to cook a meal on the stove or in the oven, make double the amount you plan on eating. You’ll have a meal already prepared for the next day and you won’t have to subject yourself to heat a second time. Store your leftovers in food containers until you’re ready to pop it in the microwave. Our adjustable shelves and custom cabinets are perfect places to store bulky containers to keep your pantry organized.
Choose a light wine
Pour a glass of chilled white wine or rose for a refreshing addition to your meal. Enjoying a crisp wine with your food will cool you off and pair well with any Summery dish. Consider turning your wine into sangria by adding fresh fruit as well! We offer slide-out wine racks to make your selection process simple and enjoyable.
The best way to achieve lazy, Summer cooking is to have all of your supplies and ingredients in their rightful spots. Our pantry organizers will save you valuable time in the kitchen since everything you need to make the perfect dish will be at eye-level and simple to grab.
Take advantage of easy, Summery meals before the Fall season. Contact us today to learn more about our pantry organizers!