Summer is in full swing and I’m very sure so are your plans to conquer these 16 weekends to the best. “What are your plans for summer?” is the most overrated icebreaker question all summer! Its not all, lot of pain and hard work goes in planning theme BBQs, beach activities, camping at leisure grounds, 2 weeks vacation to some exotic place, visits to waterparks resorts, cruises and what not!….just to answer the question “What you did in summer this year?” Nothing, just relaxed and enjoyed warm weather with our family in our lush green backyard. Felt great eating fresh organic home grown vegetables with freshly cut bouquet on table, that’s a luxury we can only attain few months in a year. Spent some quality time with kiddos while watching late night movies, playing board games all afternoon over non stop chit chat about friends and life and most importantly, felt life in home, in otherwise spick-and-span, ornamented house used to eat and sleep.
I’m sure the person who asked will faint after hearing this answer. Or maybe I’m exaggerating the whole situation….Maybe not!! 😉
Summers are all commercialized because of these profit oriented companies. Their marketing is so good that they convinced the masses to use their product or visit the place to experience good fancy summer. Summer used to be the time when people visit their friends and families during vacation so that their kids can experience bonding and warmth of relationship in lives. That’s the time we enjoyed our breakfast and lunches with families without hasting ourselves to school and other activities. That’s the time we spent making lifelong friends and memories to cherish and share with our children. May be summers were not as fancy as now a days but they felt real, close to heart and memorable.
By no means going on vacations or having fancy evenings with friends are impermissible to me, I love all that 🙂 . It just that overdoing anything will loose its charm and character. What I really like about summers are having BBQs or potluck parties with lots of fun games like dumb charades, pictionary and water activities for kids to enjoy the weather with friends and families.
Food is the undeniable part of any kind of entertainment. After all the fun and activities, gathering around a table full of delectable dishes makes our day. We always look for recipes that are easy to make and takes less time without compromising on taste and feel. I am sharing such recipe today that will brighten up the BBQ table without much effort and time. Its healthy, colorful, delicious, exotic and fresh.
- 1 cup Pineapple, cubed
- 1 cup Papaya, cubed
- 1 cup Mango, cubed
- ½ cup Kiwi, cubed
- 1 cup Red Dragon Fruit, balls (using melon baller)
- ½ cup Blueberries
- 2 tsp. Lime Juice
- Coconut Dip Sauce-
- ¼ cup thick Yogurt
- 2 tbsp. Coconut Cream
- ½ tsp. Lime Zest
- Coconut Flakes
- Honey as needed
- Mix yogurt, lime zest, honey and coconut cream together
- Cover and chilled in refrigerator before serving.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the fruit just before serving.
- Drizzle lime juice, gently toss to coat.
- Serve with coconut dip on side.
- * Use Fresh fruits for better taste.
- ** Use Fruits of own choice and preferences.