BREAKING NEWS: Summer is coming.
You knew that, but I have been living in deep, deep denial, mainly because I hate wearing shorts.
They look stupid.
I mean, I’m sure they look great on you. Your legs are long and tan, you golden goddess. Mine are short and as white as the underbelly of an albino cave-dwelling fish. They just don’t respond to sunlight. If I were a character from “Game of Thrones,” I’d be a White Walker.
But I’m sure I’ll find some light fabric to cover my shame. In the meantime, I’m getting ready to fight my way through the grocery with the rest of my last-minute brethren. What, you, too? High-fives all around!
Here are some ideas for what to make this weekend:
Pork and Chorizo Burgers with Green Chile Mayo (shown above)
Drunken Blondies or White Chocolate-Strawberry Pie
Grilled Porterhouse (shown above) or Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon
Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Pesto Vinaigrette
Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Biscuits
Rib-Eye, New Potato and Portobello Kebabs (shown above)
Bacon and Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Nana Frances’s Chocolate Chess Pie
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri (shown above)
Grilled Jalapeño and Lime Shrimp
Guacamole (with chips)
Char Siu Pork (shown above) or Huli-Huli Chicken
Veggies with Light Green Goddess Dip,
Grilled Country-Style Ribs with Maple-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (shown above)
Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Vinaigrette (shown above)