Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: Summer is upon us. The weather has already felt summer like at times, and Memorial Day was the unofficial start to summer, but it isn’t ‘officially’ summer this year until Monday, June 20. We’re curious about your favorite summer food or meal since fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful this time of year.
Lisa J. Jackson: Hands down, my favorite summer food is corn on the cob. I can spend almost every day in August having it for lunch and dinner. I can make a meal out of it by itself, or have it along with fresh tomatoes. Yummmm. Veggies themselves don’t make a meal, but sometimes I can’t help it!
Fresh blueberries and strawberries are delightful at the start of the summer. Blended together into ice cold smoothies or eating them by the handful totally satisfies!
Lee Laughlin: Ditto on the corn on the cob! I love grilled foods. We grill year round, but there is just something about food grilled in the summer that tastes better. BLTs are my favorite in August, especially if I can get fresh bread!
At least once a summer I indulge in good fried clams (I like the bellies), and a fresh steamed lobster (on the coast somewhere) and a vanilla/chocolate soft serve twist with chocolate jimmies. Rats! Now I’m hungry.
Deborah Lee Luskin: Creeeeeeeeemmmmies! Plain vanilla, sprinkles optional.
Diane MacKinnon: Strawberries all by themselves, or a fruit salad. I love gathering all the fruit of the season and making a big salad out of it. I eat it with every meal until it’s gone. And strawberries! Right now the ones coming from California are amazing, and soon I’ll be able to pick my own!
Wendy Thomas: Although I like all the fruits and salads (and corn) of summer, I have to say that the one summer food I always look forward to is ribs. Seriously. Greasy, BBQ-sauce-covered ribs are something I only eat a few times a year and well cooked ones from a grill on a summer afternoon along with a cold beer make me very, very happy.