Things I’ll Pine for when Summer’s Gone

Out of all the seasons, summer seems to go by the fastest (especially in Chicago where winter can feel ENDLESS). There have been so many amazing vacations, events, get togethers and celebrations going on this year that have made this particular summer decidedly amazing. It’s been a pleasant mix of laid back and planned fun, but there are several summer staples that I always miss (and stretch out into the fall as much as I possibly can!)

1. GRILLING

With so many amazing options and recipes to try out, this is truly a summer imperative. Recent triumphs in this realm include…

Grilled chicken stuffed with all kinds of yummy ingredients: cheese, spinach, peppers, tomatoes…

Burgers on focaccia  with cheese, pickles and avocado. Let the mouth watering COMMENCE!

2. SUMMER COCKTAILS

Some of my faves are the sangria and champagne floats, but almost nothing beats a margarita on a hot day – especially if it’s chilled with a fruit cube!

3. LAZY HAZY AFTERNOONS

Nothing ever seems quite so laid back as a summer afternoon with no particular plan in mind. It doesn’t happen a lot in our household, but when it does, the stars align 🙂

4. FRESH SUMMER FRUITS

It never seems quite as easy to healthfully as it does during the summer. Beautiful, appealing produce is abundant and all you want to do is snack on it poolside. With winter, along with sweaters, comes the desire to eat pound after pound of pasta.

From gypsymarionette.tumblr.com

Luckily, the upshot of this whole situation is this:

From someecards.com

No matter what the season, there are things to appreciate, and things that just plain suck. But as long as we’re focusing on the positive, I am VERY excited about many things for fall too …. 🙂

Advertisements

One thought on “Things I’ll Pine for when Summer’s Gone

  1. Pingback: sights unseen, farmer’s market finds edition | Workouts to Wine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s