Deviled Eggs: I like to take chicken salad on a picnic, but my mother liked to take fried chicken. To accompany the chicken, she always took a batch of deviled eggs. They're better made the day before so you can pack and go the day of the picnic. Make sure to leave them in the cooler until you're ready to eat.
Fruit Tea: Soft drinks and Kool-Aid might be easy to pack for a picnic, but they're not as refreshing as an ice cold glass of fruit tea. This dressed up sweet tea uses lemon juice, pineapple juice and, the secret ingredient, ginger ale!
Sauteed Pork Chops: You won't heat up the kitchen when you cook these pork chops. They cook in just 11 minutes! The only thing you need other than the ingredients is a skillet with a lid.
Easy Pork Chops and Apples: This dish is as easy as they come. You don't even have to brown the pork chops or cut and peel the apples. Cook a vegetable separately and you've got a meal that's very easy to prepare.
Hamburger Macaroni Casserole: A reader once described this dish as homemade Hamburger Helper, but better. The macaroni doesn't even have to be cooked separately. Everything is cooked in the same pan and, from start to finish, takes less than 45 minutes to cook.
Potato Salad: You might not think of this dish as quick, but it can be when you don't have to peel, cut and boil potatoes. Ore-Ida Steam 'n Mash cut Russet potatoes -- which cook in only 10 minutes in the microwave -- can be substituted for fresh potatoes. No one will ever taste the difference.
Check back next week for this series finale: foods that won't heat up the kitchen.