Do you feel it? That feverish drive to start the day on the top of Kearsarge (or a mountain near you). That’s not all. There is also the serious need to bike from one end of the Rail Trail to the other and back again. It doesn’t quit but is followed by an almost urgent compulsion to waterski on whatever body of water is handy, play a round of golf and hit a tennis ball. It’s summer and you’re doing your best to make sure the days are just packed.
A picnic supper sounds like a good way to end a busy summer day. Take a couple of hours to relax and watch the loons or the fireflies. Sip a Shandy , your favorite microbrew or a glass of wine while you enjoy a few nibblies. My Rosemary Cashews are always a hit. Thinking you’d like something a bit more substantial? How about a big crowd, add some fresh veggies and my White Bean Hummus or Baba Ganoush with fresh veggies and pita chips. Or take it easy with a few great cheeses and artisanal crackers.
For the main event, how about a seafood feast. Fire up the grill and enjoy my Gravlax with Tarragon-Caper Mustard Sauce or Roasted Shrimp with Tarragon Aioli? Maybe both. Add a couple of great salads like my colorful Potato Salad Niçoise and everyone’s favorite Caesar Salad.
The pick-your-own strawberry farm is still open for dessert. You’ll love my sweet and tart Fresh Berries with Creamy Lime Custard.
Have a great weekend and bon appétit!
What’s keeping you busy this summer? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.
© Susan W. Nye, 2015