Summer – BBQ
Fall – BBQ
Winter – BBQ
Spring – BBQ
absolutely without a doubt!!!!![:p][:p][:p]ANYTHING on plate next to it is a feast!
A plate filled with slices of sweet juicy tomatos, green peppers(unexplainablly called mangos here) and red onions. Just add salt and pepper and I’m all set. Also, string beans and potatoes, delicious.
Homemade fresh peach ice cream.
I’ll have you know we get MORE than a week of summer……some years we get TWO or THREE!!
I like to grill freshly caught King salmon and halibut, topped with a tomato-basil-chive beurre blanc, accompanied by fresh vegetables and a nice salad. My best friend and I go to a U-Pick farm and come back with all kinds of treasures: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, 6 different kinds of potatoes, cabbage, beets, green onions, turnips, Brussels sprouts, green beans, peas. I like to make a huge composed salad with grilled shrimp and champagne vinaigrette.
But the ultimate summer dish is simply sliced tomatoes from the garden,chiffonade of basil from the garden, perhaps a little fresh bocconcini, EVOO, salt and pepper. Unfortunately I cannot have the latter in Alaska [:(] Accompanied by a nice rare Ahi tuna steak.
Growing up on a farm had it’s advantages…LOL. Fresh tomato sandwiches, corn on the cob, fresh string beans, baby onions & hot peppers.
We haven’t heard from you. what is your favorite dish during your week of summer? [:D]
Fresh tomato, bacon, and rat cheese (the wheel kind from the country store) sandwich with or without mayo. Maybe on toast? By the way Sundancer, they are especially good by Ocoee Lake.
Fresh boiled shrimp,just caught today fried flounder,silver queen corn,cole slaw,cukes and tomaters,maybe Grouper or Mahi Mahi.Peach cobbler or homemade ice cream and hot hushpuppies!
Tomato and onion sandwiches on white bread with mayo, salt, and pepper, washed down with ice-cold full-fat buttermilk.
Ice-cold watermelon, with a pinch of salt.
Honeydew and cantaloupe chunks with a squeeze of lime juice and a touch of ground black pepper.
Blackberry cobbler with whipped cream.
Sweet corn on the cob with butter and pepper.
Guacomole made with freshest ingredients, with chips and beer.
Grilled burgers, dogs, and brats.
Homemade peach or vanilla ice-cream, hand-cranked, and chilled to a soft (not rock hard) consistency.
Shared swigs of cheap wine (Boone’s Farm) from the bottle on a muggy summer evening, between tickling, kissing, and necking with your loved one, both clad in just T-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops.
A fudgesicle outside in the raving heat of midafternoon.
A light, chilled pasta salad, al fresco, with warm dinner rolls, and chilled asparagus.
Now I’m hungry.
Small midwestern town USA.
One of our major employers was/is a trucking company. Every summer they would haul whatever down to Texas and haul watermelons back. The kids in town knew when a load would come in and grab a few from the trucks. The problem was, boys being boys, they would have to stomp more than they stole.
The solution was clever. The kids that were part time employees and neighbors of the trucking company’s owner were enlisted to solve the problem. If you stole watermelons you would get in trouble. If there was a fresh load in town the procedure was to get the kids that worked for the trucking company to "steal" the melons. They would grab a few and not mess things up.
Stolen melons are sweeter than purchased melons. That is fact. Even kind of stolen melons are sweet. We would break the melons open on the picnic tables in the park and just dig in. No knives, forks, or spoons just hands.
That was a summer dish.
My friend’s father tought me the true meaning of summer: Sitting on the back porch with tomatos still warm from the garden, salt and pepper, and beer.
My father’s thing was tomato and lettuce sandwiches, with mayo.
My mother’s thing was fried ripe tomatos (floured, shallow fried) on buttered white toast.
Corn on the cob, all kinds: butter and sugar,yellow, silver queen (when I can find it), boiled a few minutes, with a touch of butter and salt…6 ears at a sitting. They are my weakness. striped bass that my neighbor caught on Cape Cod….grilled with slices of vidalia onion, fresh tomato and peppers , olive oil , s and p. any seafood. summer squash casserole with sugar, sauteed onion and bread crumbs. chicken marinated in italian dressing and grilled.
All sorts of salads, ice cream, fresh fruit (chilled!), grilled and barbequed dishes and lots and lots of iced drinks! [:)]
Classic Midwestern summer feast: sitting in the car at a drive-in on a humid day, eating juicy cheeseburgers with a slab of deep red tomato, crispy onion rings, and homemade root beer, listening to the oldies station, and watching the storms roll in as you finish a float.
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