My official goodbye to summer

So summer is officially over, as of yesterday, September 23rd, and like most people, I’m sad. But, you see for me, the summer ending doesn’t just mark the end of the warmest season, it officially ends and separates me from studenthood. I am now officially a working woman; let the fall make it official.

But be that as it may, the more depressing thing is that this summer did not feel like summer at all. Just about every week of it had its gloomy days, tainting most of the warm weather with humidity and clouds. It wasn’t until the first couple weeks of September that the sun truly came out.

So in these past few weeks, my mom (yea ok I still live at home, but cut me some slack, I just graduated) has been doing a lot of grilling. Let me tell you, there is nothing like grilling to whip up a quick, yet amazing meal and on this warm, sunny September day (a couple weeks ago – I’m catching up on blogging from the holidays), she did just that.

And look how colorful it all was! She grilled corn on the cob, skirt steak, red and yellow peppers, and miniature zucchini and yellow squash blossoms. For dessert, we had watermelon (it wasn’t grilled but I’ve heard grilled watermelon is fantastic) so all in all, it was probably the most epitomizing summer meal I’ve ever had.

With that, I say goodbye summer.

And if you haven’t had your goodbye yet, might I recommend that you do with some of the recipes below. At this rate, summer may be around for another month or so, it seems to have gotten off to a late start.

Summer Squash Casserole
Grilled Steak
Zucchini Bread
Best-Ever Corn on the Cob
Watermelon Sorbet

-Hillary, happy she had an easy fast!
Editor, Recipe4Living

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  • JEP

    Actually, I have been thinking about you & wondering how the weekend went :) Congratulations on your graduation!

    I am ready for Autumn—bring on the soups & hot chocolate.

  • Hillary

    Thanks JEP! It went really well actually. That was so sweet of you to think of me. I will miss summer, but I never said I didn’t like fall :)

  • Lydia

    Welcome to the real world! You’re lucky to be able to live at home with a mom who cooks.

  • gilli

    Congratulations welcome to the working world actually I have given it away now but you will have fun.
    How about the following to finish off your sumer foods Hillary
    Watermelon and Basil Salad
    Couldn’t be simpler.

    1 large piece of watermelon peeled and cubed
    Handful basil leaves finely sliced
    extra virgin olive oil
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Dash lime/lemon juice

    Just before serving season watermelon with a little S & P
    Sprinkle with finely sliced basil
    Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
    Just a touch of either lime or lemon juice.

  • Sarah

    When are you inviting me over? Hehe!

  • Hillary

    Lydia – I know. Thanks for the comment!

    Gilli – Thanks so much for the recipe! Sounds fabulous.

    Sarah – Hehe, anytime! Too bad there won’t be any of this grilling for awhile!

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