Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer nights seem just right for fresh strawberry lemonade, fresh blueberry pie (made by my sweetie, "Mr. Dessert") and an evening with friends. Our friends brought a salad and we grilled some Mini Ranch Turkey Burgers (add 1/4 cup of bread crumbs and they hold together much better on the grill) These are so good, they are our recipe of the summer for having friends over, and they all want the recipe!
After our picnic we headed into town for a free concert in the park. What a beautiful night! it was hot during the day but as evening approached we enjoyed a cooling breeze and a spectacular sunset. Get out and enjoy these summer evenings, they won't last forever:>)


  1. That sounds like the perfect summer night! Friends, good food, and music. Love it!

  2. Kathy,

    That sounds like a wonderful evening :) Perfect! Mr. Dessert's pie looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Glad you enjoyed a great time with friends! Thanks for sharing the recipe...a few friends & I got together for dinner recently and were talking about how to make turkey burgers on the grill...will have to share this with them!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. That does sound like a wonderful summer evening. The burgers sounds great and whoa boy!!, look at that great pie from your sweet hubbie.

    Have a great weekend Kathy!

  5. Yummy looking pie, for sure!

    My favorite time of the day is dusk. I just love to sit on the deck and wait for the moon!


  6. Hello Kathleen,
    I'm having my "400th post give-a-way"..stop on by and enter!
    Hope you have a great day! ~Mary~ :-}

  7. It's sounds like a fabulous time! There's nothing like a cool summer evening!
    Thank you for entering my giveaway! Good luck to you!

  8. Hi, Kathy -
    What a wonderful evening with friends. And the menu was just right! Thanks for sharing it with us. I can almost taste it now. And thanks for the recipe and the tip for turkey burgers. We will try them soon. I know they will be a favorite here, too.

  9. the burgers sound yummy and that pie looks fab. glad you had such a good time:)

  10. What a pretty blueberry pie and the lemonade looks so refreshing! I think I am getting hungry. Enjoy the weekend!~Patti

  11. what?!?!? I missed turkey burgers?!?!? Sure, blueberry pie sounds good and all, but TURKEY BURGERS??? Now i'm really bummed. :(

  12. Oh, the blueberry pie! Please send a slice.

  13. Oh Kathy that pie looks delish......
    Hubby should start a dessert making business!

    Have a great weekend

  14. Hi there
    The burger recipe sounds so good. I am going to try that how did you make the strawberry lemonade. I love the way it looks in your large jar...and the pie...oh my...Mr. Dessert did a great job. I bet you had a great time.
    come by and visit when you have some time.

  15. What a fun way to spend the night with friends. A yummy dinner and a concert - perfect

  16. Earl...that is the prettiest pie I ever saw and I KNOW it tasted even better than it looked.

    We are enjoying our evenings out...when it cools off a little. I do enjoy summer so much and it must be wearing roller skates 'cause it is rolling by waaaay too fast...

  17. Your pie is beautiful and I bet it was delicious. Summer nights are the best.


  18. Hey Kathy; OH gosh your picnic looks so so yummy.. what a fun time you all must have had.... I love blueberry pie,,,, mm mmmm good...

    have a great weekend.


  19. Wow, that sounds like a perfect evening! I enjoyed just reading about it. That bb pie looks beautiful and that lemonade so yummy.

    I'll have to peruse your blog for that turkey burger recipe.

  20. This is one of the prettiest summer pictures I've seen!! You have a gift in knowing how to photograph beauty. Great advice you gave also. I can't believe July is soon over.

  21. I love those kind of special times with friends or family.

    And, that pie is so pretty. ;-)

  22. Oh Kathy! That looks sooo delicious! What a perfect summer day!


  23. Hi Kathy, Sounds like the perfect summer evening with friends and a delicious meal. We make the turkey burgers too and love them. I make them ahead with hamburger seasoning, then form patties in a special press and freeze them. When it comes time to grill, they go on frozen and hold together nicely. My mom started this many years ago with the make ahead and freeze idea and now I do it too. We always have burgers ready for a cookout. I have not tried the added bread. I will have to try this too. Thank you for sharing.

    Enjoyed catching up on your lovely blog. Always the best posts.
    Blessings to you.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  24. It sound like you had a wonderful evening. Blueberry pie, lemonade and a concert. A perfect summer night.


  25. Gorgeous photo!!!
    I'd love those burgers :) Earl is so talented with desserts! He should have a bakery shop...I'll bet he would love one.

  26. Hi Kathy, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. The cross stitch sampler is one that I purchased finished, I just had to frame it. I framed it in a stock size frame but it really needs a custom frame which I did not want to spend the money on now. Up high with the quilts you don't really notice that the frame is not a perfect fit! LOL
    Have a great week!
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  27. Oh but I WISH they would last forever!! Blessings... Polly

  28. OOOH that sounds like a wonderful summer evening!!! And, that blueberry pie looks so delish...and cute! Nancy

  29. Your photo is so enticing! I like the simplicity of your menu and the idea of a park concert. What a perfect evening!

  30. What a delightful summer supper. The blueberry pie looks scrumptious - love the heart cutouts. Thanks for the recipe for the mini ranch turkey burgers.


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