We're expecting a party bus-size group of out of town visitors starting next week and through the weekend, so Matt and I plan to do some cleaning and just lay low and play it casual. There has been talk of mini golf over the past few days, so if we can find a place, chances are we'll end up there for a very competitive evening. Loser buys ice cream, for sure.
Mini golf and ice cream just scream summer, don't they? They aren't just luxuries but total necessities during the warmer months. A few days without ice cream is like a few days in Purgatory, if you ask me. I can't live without it! (So much so that I'm salivating thinking about the gelato I had two nights ago: half Pay Day flavor, and half blueberry muffin. Oh em gee.) I started thinking about what else I can't live without in the summer and came up with quite a list. For this week's Friday five here are a few of my must-have summer items!
1. Ice cold glassware - Once a gal that could survive on water out of the Brita pitcher or even faucet, I've turned into that person who requires a glass full of ice with any beverage. We're filling up the ice cube trays (two!) nearly every day. I've even started keeping a glass in the freezer, chilled and ready to use. To do this, simply run a glass or beer stein under cold water, inside and outside. Place glass upright in freezer for at least 30 minutes until a thin frosty coating has formed. Try with vintage ice cream goblets, too, for a dessert that won't melt on the spot!