Sum Sum Summer Time

by MBC

What's Your Favorite Thing About Summer? On this page I discuss all the fun to be had during the summer season.

What do you look forward to about the summer months?

When the weather is warm (or hot) I think there is no better time to go to the beach, lake, ocean or pool to cool down. Are you in the mood for a barbeque or pool party? How bout a game of volleyball? It's not my thing, but some people like to fish.

I live in a condo and I try to do water arobics several time a week. Great exercise! Another great exercise of summer is gardening.

I took this photo of some palm trees one summer on a visit to California. I actually live in Colorado, so no palm trees or beaches here, except at the reservoir, but as I said I do have a swimming pool which I do take advantage of in the warm months. I do not have air conditioning so swimming is a great way to cool off, soak up some sun and have fun. Are you ready to get some color in that skin?

Outdoor Parties in the Summer

Often families hold gatherings or family reunions during the summer.  Many times these gatherings involve water sports or activities such as swimming.  Also 4th of July is a great time to have people over for a pool party or barbeque.

One of the things I LOVE about Summer is that people get outside and interact! Here in Colorado we often hold up inside during the Winter months. So it’s great to see the neighbors again.

I love photography and summer is the best time to get outside and take some bird photos.

I Love Birding in the Summer

Birding on Vail Pass Trail
Birding on Vail Pass Trail

Men Love to Barbeque

Create a special one-on-one barbeque just for you and your dad this Father's Day, or any special occasion such as his birthday. I will be presenting some mouthwatering recipes which should do the trick in creating a memorable day. Oh, if you and your dad want to be more social, invite the neighborhood or his bowling league. This recipe is easy and scrumptious! I found this unique and delicious recipe in Sunset Living in the West published June 2012

If you love Brie, you will find this burger absolutely delicious.


This BBQ recipe would also be great on July 4th, or Memorial Day or Labor Day. So get out your grill and get psyched up for some fun and partying.

Go ahead let dad do the cooking, if he enjoys that, or do it for him. But be sure to provide him this fabulous recipe.

Main Course Recipe - Cherry and Brie Burgers with Rosemary and Grilled Onion

Main Course Recipe - Cherry and Brie Burgers with Rosemary and Grilled Onion


Prep time 10 min  -  Total time 50 min
Ingredients for 4 servings
2 Tablespoons coarse or find bulgur wheat  • 1 cup finely chopped onion plus 1 medium onion slices 1/3 inch thick  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided  • 1 large garlic clove minced  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise  • Zest of 1/2 lemon  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves divided  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper divided  • 1 cup dried tart cherries  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt  • 1 lb. lean ground beet or bison  • 4 oz. brie cheese thinly sliced to fit burgers  • 4 sesame hamburger buns split

Combine bulgur and 1/3 cup boiling water in a 2 cup glass measure. Let stand 10 minutes, then microwave until liquid is absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool.

Meanwhile, cook chopped onion in 1 Tablespoon oil in a large frying pay over medium heat until deep golden, stirring often,10 to 15 minutes. Stir in garlic, scrape into a large bowl, and let cool. Brush sliced onion with remaining 1 Tablespoon oil and set aside. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; chill.

Heat grill to medium. Whirl cherries in a food processor until they're finely ground and form a ball. Add them to chopped onion the remaining 2 teaspoons rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the salt, and bulgur; blend well with your fingers. Add ground beef and mix gently but thoroughly. Shape into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick.

Grill onion slices, turning occasionally, until well browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Grill burgers, turning once with a wide spatula, until they no longer stick to grate and grill marks appear, 10 to 12 minutes total; about 2 minutes before burgers are done, top them with brie and grill the buns.

Spread buns with mayonnaise, add lettuce, burgers, and onions.

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Updated: 12/01/2016, MBC
 
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MBC on 04/18/2015

I can see you there now! Happy Summer!

AngelaJohnson on 04/13/2015

i like to sit in a lounge chair outdoors and read a book. I also like to get into the pool at my apartment complex when no one else is around.

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