Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tastes of Summer

A blog I frequent (He Said, She Said) posted a fun list of all time favorite summer foods. It got my mouth watering (which isn't hard to do to a 7 month pregnant woman), and got me thinking about my own list of favs during the heat of summer. Here are some of my top picks... in no particular order.

Ice cream - what's a summer with out it? My current craving/must have... Dairy Queens "Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard."

Hot Dogs - grilled to perfection by my sweetie, on a toasted bun with either JUST mustard (boring but traditional), or spiced up with the Leaver "salsa" of tomatoes and onions.

Pasta Salad - I have two great recipes I make all through the summer. The combine my love of pasta, with the coolness you crave when the heat makes you crazy.

Corn Dogs - again with the summer fav... the weiner. Corn dogs are a summer must have at the PNE or any summer carnival!

Smoothies - blend up some yogurt, bananas, fresh or frozen summer fruit, etc. and you have a tasty, filling and delightfully COOL summer treat.

Iced Tea - while technically not a food but rather a beverage, no summer is complete without it! My fav, which I don't get often or make often... sun tea. Yum.

Corn on the Cob - boiled or grilled to perfection and lathered with butter, salt and pepper, it's the perfect sweet sticky mess!

Mini Donuts - a PNE must have if you live in British Columbia, these mini donuts at the summer "fair" are a must have. Freshly cooked, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, these are truly to die for.

What are your favs?