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.

11 comments:

Diane said...

yes, of course, we stopped at Wall Drug... and the red beer sounds very intriguing....

Sally said...

Red beer??? really? interesting!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh law hon-nay y'all headin' to Dollywood?! whee jippers! that there's an ocassion to break out the tohmato juice & the budwieser! (very popular in boonieville yes red beer is... me? green beer for St. Pat's that's it.) :)

Barbara B. said...

Wow, I just had a brilliant idea. At Christmas we should do red beer AND green beer. Doesn't that sound all festive and Christmasy?

(And yes, it was a boonieville type place where I was first introduced to the red beer concept!)

Jan said...

Thanks for coming to my home (blog). I like to know other Washingtonians! I'm from Bellingham, but have had friends living in Longview. Now my daughter is going to grad school at UW in Seattle. However, I live in south Texas, which is a TERRIBLE place to be in the summer!

Barbara B. said...

Bellingham! My daughter is attending WWU and my son will join her there this fall!

RevDrKate said...

Oh yeah, red beer, haven't thought about that in a long time. Let's see, got the juice, guess I better get out to the store for the beer! Thanks for visiting over my way.

Diane said...

oh by the way, the smoky mountains sound heavnly to me... never been...please take pictures so I can be Jealous

Presbyterian Gal said...

Red beer sounds very interesting. But then I also enjoy peanut butter and sweet pickle sandwiches.

You have to tell us about Dollywood when you get back. With pictures!!

Barbara B. said...

Have camera, will snap!

Leah said...

"Hot Fun in the Summertime!" Of course--but there are too many great songs that sing summer without anyone being able to list them all. Fun play, thanks!