When it's really hot, we have dessert first and supper later. Today Katie had an applesauce popsicle followed by some cheese and crackers and then leftover potatoes. Ben and I had a milkshake with strawberries and yogurt; we haven't eaten supper yet.... but we will shortly. It's already cooler than it was two hours ago at supper time.
We're not big icecream people, but anything cold is welcome here in the summer months! I have popsicle molds from Tupperware and some from IKEA which will be filled with: applesauce, chocolate(or other flavors) pudding, juice, water with fruit pieces, chocolate chips or raisins etc. Katie's already had two applesauce popsicles and loves them! I had one and it brought me back to my childhood. Ben's waiting for the chocolate pudding ones.
I'm not a huge food person in general, so when it gets hot I really don't feel like eating. I'm trying to come up with some easy, non-heavy-in-your-stomach suppers for the summer months. BBQ is always good, but I still have to cook something (ie potatoes) to eat with with the meat. You can only have baked potatoes so often. Potatoes tend to be heavier too; maybe it's the starch? My kitchen gets warm really fast from turning on the stove or oven, and it's even worse in the summer when the sun is shining so strongly on the back of our house. Maybe we'll just eat meat and salads this summer, or do like the Spanish and have supper late at night! Either way, we'll survive and be more thankful when fall comes around again!