Friday, June 22, 2007
"Hot Town, Summer in the City..."
Revgalblogpals' Friday Five this week is all about summer! Here we go!
1. Favorite summer food(s) and beverage(s)
There are two foods that come to mind when thinking about favorite summer dishes. The first is potato salad (specifically my grandmother's recipe) because it reminds me of picnics, and the other is strawberry shortcake with lots (I'm talkin' LOTS) of whipped cream.
Although I rarely have it, I'd have to say my favorite summer beverage is 'red beer' (beer with tomato juice; must be ice cold). I know that's probably a weird one.
2. Song that "says" summer to you. (Need not be about summer explicitly.)
Well, what screams summer more than Sly and the Family Stone's "Hot Fun in the Summertime"?!
3. A childhood summer memory
My favorite childhood summer memory is water skiing on Lake Hoskins (near the little town in North Dakota where I grew up). Summers in the 60's in Dakota were idyllic.
4. An adult summer memory
The local annual flea market/4th of July fireworks display has etched itself into my adult summer memory bank. It has become a pleasant 'family and friends' tradition.
5. Describe a wonderful summer day you'd like to have in the near future. (weather, location, activities)
I'm looking forward to our family vacation in August with my cousin and his wife in Tennessee. They live on a beautiful lake near the Smoky Mountains (and have a boat--yippee!) He's also close to Dollywood which should be a kick in the pants.