Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice bloggers!! June 21st is most definitely one of my favorite days of the entire year. Why? Sunlight!!! Now, unfortunately, this year in "The Good Life" that is Nebraska, we are experiencing some torrential downpours, thunderstorms, straight 80 mph winds and tornadoes. Whah whah....But, alas! I will not let a little thing like that get me down on this longest day of the year. I had hoped to wake up early this morning to officially start my half marathon training with a 3 mile run, but after taking a magical little Tylenol PM last night, waking up early was just not in the cards for me. I'll get that run in after work instead ;) Although I want to seize the day and be outdoors, a quick 45 minutes at the gym won't kill my spirits - especially since I would probably look like a wet dog after spending any time outside. Boo, rain.

Now, onto my Summer Solstice menu! Tonight, I plan on baking up some "fried" chicken aka, not fried at all but covered in Panko breadcrumbs and baked in the oven. Then, I'm going to whip up a mandarin orange glaze for the chicken and have a side of boiled small potatoes and some green beans! Sounds pretty summery to me. But you know what would make it better? You guessed it, a cocktail! I happen to have some passion fruit vodka chilling in my freezer (wow, I've had that for a long time...shows you how much liquor this girl consumes) that I think I will mix with a little OJ and mandarin slices. Yum Yum!

Happy Summer 2011, everyone! I hope you seize the day and make the most out of the longest day of the year!

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