Friday, June 29, 2007

Grateful Friday!


Lots of things to be grateful for this week, especially when you are getting ready to go on vacation for a week, so that is a good one, vacation! Oh how I love just hanging out on the water, reading, relaxing, cooking, enjoying company. I am so looking forward to this week. The photo above is of the island right across from the cabin at sunset. Cannot wait for that view! I will have to work some too as I am on a new client site, have been for a couple of weeks and need to get some things done before I leave for Green Bay the following week, but at least I can do the work from the lake!

As a kid, when I would take a family vacation with my family, I would not be able to sleep the night before. I hope that doesn't happen this time, but oh how I would love that feeling of being all packed up and heading out on the road!

We have been buying a TON of fruit lately. I just cut it all up, toss it in a container and we eat it all week long and it is SOOOOO good! My favorite is grapes, blackberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and pineapple. But I also love peaches, nectarines, plums and raspberries! We already have fruit on the list to bring up to the lake!

I also love summer veggies and I love grilling them. Zucchini or green squash has to be one of my favorites but really I have never really met a veggie I did not like. We are planning kabobs for one of our meals next week and I cannot wait. Red, orange and green peppers with mushroom and onion. . .num!

The weather has been really hot here this week, but I have checked the forecast, and it looks like it will be perfectly beautiful 4th of July weather! And who cares really as long as you are near the lake, if it is hot, jump in, cold and rainy, a mean game of scrabble I can never resist! I am ready for some good summer weather and have been enjoying what we have had so far. The heat doesn't really bother me, especially since I look like this in the winter when it snows. . . .

If you have not noticed yet, I am really excited to grill and plan some good meals. There will be 7 of us up at the lake this first weekend, we will be with my sister and her family. When my sister is on vacation, her idea of vacation is no cooking, so I have planned the meals for the time we will be with them. Just some of our favorites. My sister and I both LOVE cilantro, so a few of the meals will be including some of that. I am looking forward to making Libby's Taqueria Style Carne Asada and since my sister doesn't read my blog, this will be a fun surprise for her! We both love guacamole as well so I will be whipping up some of that and of course what goes perfectly with all of this? Oh a little margarita of course. But wait, back to grilling, I am so looking forward to grilling for a whole week!

7 comments:

CBM said...

Have a fantastic vacation, Jilly! Enjoy that beautiful view!

Jacky said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Have fun at the lake! I can't seem to get enough of fresh fruit and veggies too!

sisters with style said...

Have a wonderful vacation!! I know what you mean about fresh veggies and fruit. I'm so glad my kids love them too.

tulipmom said...

Enjoy every minute of your vacation!

Libby said...

Wonderful stuff, Jilly! Have a great vacation!

RED said...

grilling is what summer is all about! everything tastes better on the grill! yum! Hope you have a fabulous vacation! enjoy the grilling and family time!

 
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