Today’s cupcake goes to all of us. It is the first day of summer! Nevermind that the thermometer has suggested for weeks that summer is not only here but that there’s little chance of her ever leaving.
What does one do to celebrate summer?
Seriously. It’s all those years of school and equating summer with vacation.
Lots of ideas come to mind. There’s the summer perennial favorite: “gone fishin’.” Enjoying a picnic? Snacking on a watermelon (and yes spitting the seeds is part of the fun). Popsicles and sno-cones? Taking a dip in cool water (pool, lake, or stream)?
Then there’s grilling. Grilling low-end burger/hot dog fare or high-end steak/salmon, it matters not. Grilling is a rite of summer (and probably has it’s own official day: I’ll look into it). Not only do you have a delicious dish to enjoy, you’ve driven the neighbors crazy with the yummy smells wafting over the fence. Somehow that makes it taste even better.
Happy First Day of Summer!