Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer's Flyin'

It's August! Where did the time go? One fun way to spend the summer in our neighborhood is to take in the Friday night concerts at our little park. Real estate in the park is in big demand!

Before you know it pockets of families with kids, friends, and even the family pooch fill up the park. There's lots of fun, lots of picnic-ing, a Nerf ball here and there, and lots of night music. It's a fab way to celebrate the end of the work week and the beginning of a great weekend!

Told you real estate was at a premium!

Ah, Mrs. Frostie - did we or didn't we - OK, we did!

The perfect end to a perfect balmy southern California evening!

I made a great panzanella salad last night that had a little twist to it. There is no exact measurement on this salad I just "eye ball" it as my mother used to say with the number of people you have in mind.

Cornbread Panzanella Salad

Cornbread cut into fork sized pieces (make it yourself or go to the bakery which is what I usually do and yes it will get a little "crumby")

Grape tomoatoes cut in half

English/Japanese cucumber diced (I get this type because there are no seeds)

Basil (you can chiffonade or just tear )

Juice of meyer or regular lemon (one or two)

Combine the ingredients and dress with lemon juice - that's it! I would have taken a picture for you but it got gobbled up fast before I thought about it! Try it and tell me what you think.

Adios from beautiful, sunny So Cal!


  1. Dearest Bonnie, What an awesome recipe! It sounds right up my alley! I remember, my husband and I would drive 2 hours from L.A. with friends and we would do the zoo AND Sea World then do dinner. What fun. Thanks for coming and try to pick up Babette's Feast again...wonderful movie. Have a wonderful Sunday!!! Anita

  2. Such a great way to spend an evening. Family, friends and neighbors all gathering together at the neighborhood park. Ahh...fantastic!! The Panzanella sounds so yummy and refreshing. I may be have try it later this month. Have a great weekend.

  3. Hi Bonnie! It looks like everyone had a good time! My old town used to have concerts in the! Your recipe sounds yummy! We are all about cornbread here in the South! I scrolled down and read your "Moonspinners" post. I LOVED that movie and the book, too. I was a big fan of Mary Stewart! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Hi Bonnie!
    Yes, I come from talented people on both sides! Hey I love your song that is playing!!! GOSH this takes me back to being a young girl wanting to live this 60s life! Oh how sweet it is! Have a sunny day, Anita

  5. Hello Sis! What park is that? Looks like fun and relaxing! Hope to come up soon and then continue to work on the house. Hang in there!