Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back to the Lake!

Hotdoggin'...

Wakeboarding.....

Well, the flood is over and we've cleaned up the aftermath....mostly. The poor lawn was drowned for three weeks, but hopefully it'll come back next spring. We've had to rip up the carpet on the first floor, and replace some mil-dewey drywall, but no big deal....and the dock.....well, let's just say that's a lost cause. That'll all be replaced in the springtime. For now, we're just enjoying the lake for what it is -- 'cause summer is fleeting and we have to savor every single second and not worry about stuff that just doesn't really matter!
SO! We spent the weekend out at the lake and we all had a total BLAST! The weather was amazing and the kids all got in a lot of tubing, wakeboarding, and skiing. I even got some time to cook in my little cottage kitchen.
Shrimp Salad Sandwich

One afternoon I made Ina's Shrimp Salad for the husband and myself. We both really liked it and I thought it looked pretty too; it was the perfect lakeside lunch.

I also made her Orzo with Roasted Vegetables (always a hit), which we took when we had dinner with some friends at their cottage. With roasted eggplant, garlic, yellow and red peppers, and red onion, the orzo salad was a nice compliment to the ribs that my friend Jane made. It also calls for fresh basil (which I have a TON of) and cubed feta....yum! I'm just giving you the links because I didn't divert at all from either recipe. Ya gotta love that Ina!

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

I highly recommend both of these salads; they taste just like summer!

7 comments:

Patsyk said...

Looks like a great time on the lake!

Those salads look delicious! I may have to make that shrimp salad soon since it looks so good!

Aggie said...

I'm a huge Ina fan! Both of these dishes look and sound great! I'm going to have to try them both soon!

Prudy said...

Life seems to look better and taste beter at the lake.

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a great summer meal; cool and light. Definitely a keeper for these hot August evenings.

Kirsten said...

I've been wanting to try that orzo with roasted veggies...I think I will have to now! Glad you enjoyed the lake. Can't believe summer is almost over.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Hey, where can I get a giant floating hot dog? hahahah

EAT! said...

Don't you wish Ina was your neighbor? I think I would be her stalker if she did. She has a new cookbook coming out in October - yea!