September Seduction

I love a good summer storm. Anyone else? Warm breeze. Dark clouds. Rumbling thunder. Lightning strikes. Can you smell and feel the hot rain?

September is like a good storm brewing. It’s a sexy month. The weather dances the tango with you. The unbearable heat embraces you and swings you around, dizzying your mind, and just when you can’t take it anymore, there’s a cool nip at your nose, keeping you on your toes. You never know what September might be thinking. She’s as tempestuous as the sea, like a wild woman searching for the calm.

September likes to remind us of what we love and who we are. She brings back memories and yearns for new adventures. She makes us lose track of time. We’re constantly dreaming. She sees through the false smiles. She wipes away our summer tears and nudges us to do things that make us feel whole. Do not ignore her.

This is your time. Look out upon the horizon and take in the electrifying light show of last summer storm. Enjoy September. She has so much more to offer than being a pre-month. September doesn’t live in the shadow of October.

September is the lover you wish you could hold onto.

 

Haiku of the Week

familiar smile
pumpkins on the shelf
summer’s end

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Haiku of the Week – Summer

checkered linen
marching orders
summer picnic

Recipe of the Month – June 2019

Summer is here, and with it, the desire to make quick and easy dinners that won’t cause heat stroke during the hot, sweltering weather. So, when I came across this Halloween snack idea from the Cupcake Diaries blog, I thought, this totally doubles as a great summer dinner idea!

HALLOWEEN CHICKEN AND PASTA SKEWERS
https://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/2016/10/ad-halloween-chicken-pasta-skewers.html

Ingredients

  • 1 package chicken strips
  • 1 package smoked sausages
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1 (20oz) package cheese tortellini
  • 2 c. cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
  • 36 (6-inch) skewers, plastic or bamboo
  • 36 plastic spider rings

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For entire recipe instructions, go here: https://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/2016/10/ad-halloween-chicken-pasta-skewers.html

Of course, these also make awesome snacks for your pool party or BBQ. Keep the fun by swapping out the spiders for some mermaid or pirate rings.

Haiku of the Week – Summer Edition

hot beach sand
smell the salt in the sea air
summer

 

Pumpkins Can’t Swim ©Joe Geraci
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Haiku of the Week

wide smile
still thinking of halloween
summer pumpkin

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Photo ©KidSpot

Friday Fright Nightcaps – Blackberry Bourbon Ginger Smash

Friday Fright Nightcaps is back!  I found the most  berrylicious cocktail to celebrate National Bourbon Day!  Aberdeen’s Kitchen has conjured up a magical elixir for Halloween, which doubles as a refreshing summer drink. I present: Blackberry Bourbon Ginger Smash

 

 

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