I mentioned here that I’m trying to avoid the oven during these hot summer days. Later this week, I’ll be making Lasagna Casserole, which is one of our family’s favorite recipes (and one of mine because it’s so easy).
But, I don’t want to bake it in the oven right now. It’s just too hot.
For recipes like this, I “bake” them on the stove top. Just follow the recipe as normal, but then leave it in the pot on the stove. Sprinkle cheese over the top and put the lid on. Let it sit and simmer for a few minutes until the cheese is all melty all over the place, then serve.
This summer, skip the oven. Use the stovetop. Unless of course you like sweating profusely and passing out. I’ll use my oven when I absolutely have to. In the meantime, when I can, I’ll stick to my stove-top.
This post was originally published on June 29, 2009.