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Summer’s Coming and So is the Food!

I know it might not seem like it, but summer is just around the corner. Doesn’t that make you feel warm and fuzzy? I smile like a moron when I’m sitting in class and this fact dawns on me. Being that I’m a food lover, it probably doesn’t surprise any of you that, when I imagine summer, I imagine all of the delicious food I’ll be eating soon.

I think that everyone associates food with certain memories and certain times of year. For instance, when I think of latkes, my mind goes straight to my fondest Hanukkah memories. When I think of turkey and mashed potatoes, I’m transported to the Thanksgiving table instantly.

The summer is no different.

I’m a summer girl at heart and I associate so many amazing memories of summer with food. I can almost piece together the tastes that go along with specific memories, that’s just how I think (it’s the foodie in me).

So here’s a few of my favorite summer foods. I hope they make you as excited as I am to head into the warmer months and sit by the beach with my sunnies on.

Burgers

Photo From: www.dishmaps.com

Photo From: Dish Maps

I don’t know about you, but I think this picture is glorious. To me, there’s absolutely nothing better than sitting on a picnic blanket at a barbeque and eating one of these juicy bad boys off a paper plate. Here are some creative burger recipes to try this summer: http://fd.cm/1JtTqax.

Ice Cream 

Does that not look amazing? Eating a soft serve ice cream cone always takes me back to warm summer nights at the beach, enjoying a snack after dinner. My favorite flavor as a kid? Chocolate with gummy bears (don’t judge).

Carnival/Boardwalk Food

Photo From: www.foodnetwork.com

Photo From: The Food Network

Besides being two amazing places to visit during the summer, the county fair and New Jersey boardwalks have one important thing in common: an endless variety of creative fried foods to snack on. Why not try a sugary funnel cake, a fried Oreo, a fried Snickers bar, a fried…fry? You get my drift.