Is Labor Day, aka the official end of summer, really next weekend? Say it ain't so! There's so much that I haven't done, haven't enjoyed, haven't EATEN!
Summer is often defined by the foods -- the delicious smell of burgers wafting from the grills, the fresh, juicy fruits, cold ice cream on a hot day ...
Well, we still have exactly 12 days until Labor Day, so let's start stuffing our faces!
Seafood: After a long day at the beach, nothing is better than fresh seafood.
Tomatoes: I love how tomatoes are always tastier, bigger, and juicier in the summer.
Grilled Hamburgers/Hot Dogs: Since we usually begin and end our summers with cookouts, nothing screams seasonal more than a nicely grilled burger or dog.
Ice Cream: I've definitely had plenty of ice cream this year (**guilty grin**) but ice cream is one of the few foods that you your taste buds can't get enough of.
S'mores: Summer is the perfect time to go camping, and what's the best part of camping? S'mores!
Corn on the Cob: So many delicious ways to eat corn, but my favorite is grilled with butter, lots and lots of butter. But as much as I love it, I haven't shucked a single ear this year.
Sangria: Okay, so not technically a food. But what if we count the fruit that's in it?
Watermelon: I used to eat watermelon all the time as a kid during the summer, seeing how far I could spit the seeds was one of my favorite pastimes. I haven't had one slice this year -- what the heck?
BBQ: Barbecued ribs, barbecued chicken, straight up barbecue sandwiches -- barbecue sauce makes everything better.
Fair Food: So it's not the healthiest, but it's hard not to love the huge corn dogs, funnel cakes, and fried butter that comes around once a year. Okay, maybe we'll pass on the last one.
Have you eaten your summer faves this season? What are they?