Winter Blues

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summertime Fun!

Summer is here! This is such a special time of year. Flowers are in bloom, kids are out of school, long weekends to play, and great memories of childhood come to mind. Enjoy those long days of summer because it goes by fast.

"Pass the corn on the cob please Uncle Mike..."

In the summer, I have lemonade everyday! It was my first job ever!

Drinks are more refreshing & food tastes better outdoors! Decorating outside is really like adding on to your house- like having a party where everyone's invited!

Dinner parties that are '...just because it's summer' are the best!

I have a few favorite recipes to share- great for hosting or going to a party.

- Aunt Diane & Aunt Beth's Whiskey Sours are a must on hot days or warm nights. Easy to make & gets a party going!

6 oz Lemonade

6 oz Whiskey



Fill the blender in this order: lemonade, then ice 3/4 up to top, 6oz of whiskey and 1/2 to 3/4 cup water. Then blend away! Put a cherry in bottom of glass for color and top with a whiskey sour- Cheers!

My mom is one of five girls...VA VA VOOM!

Hoisin Chicken Burgers are a favorite in our house because young or old, everyone loves them and can make it all their own! My brother-in-law Scott makes 'em right.

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1 clove of crushed garlic

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

Mix all the above ingredients together in a ziploc baggie & plop chicken breasts in and marinade at least 4 hours or best overnight in the frig.

Onion Buns (buttered & toasted on the BBQ)

Coleslaw (to put on the onion bun for your crunch and flavor)

Hoisin Sauce (spread on the toasted onion bun for an added kick)

After the chicken breasts have been BBQ'd, cut them up in nice long slices to layer on the bun- then add your Hoisin sauce and coleslaw and there you have it, great Chicken Burgers! Enjoy!

so good for summer- slice the chicken instead of using a whole chicken breasts

Really my family is a ball of fun with loads of laughs- just not in this photo!

This candy bar is a hoot to have in the summer- reminds me of the State Fair. We have a lot of summer birthdays in our family so great party ideas to follow...

a nice dip in this pool after a long day at the office...