Sunday, June 28, 2015

STRESS-FREE SUNDAY & SIMPLE RECIPE

Don't forget to stop by to visit our very good buddy Kim from the www.caffeinatedbookreviewer.com.  She always has tons of great info about book reviews, blogging tips, movies and other fun stuff. If you've been reading this blog, you probably know that I adore amusement parks, so being invited to a water park yesterday had me doing the happy dance.  Yay!

Getting there was an adventure in itself, because anyone in the car was stuck listening to me for about an hour and a half. (lol)  I only wish I recorded it via phone so you could see the antics of family and friends, but I was sworn to secrecy.  I giggled the entire time even though there may have been a point when people grew tired of hearing me say, "remember when?"  Uh...then we arrived at the waterpark that cannot be named. (lol)

Even though I would never get on a ride at local fair that was built in a day, at least there was more than one.  Ride that is.  This park had a total of ONE (1) slide, and I'm not kidding.  The rest of the venue included 4 mini-pools with perks for the Lilliputians from Gulliver's Travels, a place where you can float on a tube, one that you could ride on that had very questionable water, and the final one that was all of 2 feet tall was one you could sort of hang out in.  There was a food shack, of which I passed on.  That one ride was fantastic, of course, but then there was a thunderstorm forcing everyone to get out of the water as per the rules.  After waiting a while, we (13 people) eventually picked up rainchecks and headed off into the sunset.

If you can relate, tell me if we're on the same page when thinking about waterparks. (lol)








The equivalent of where I was:

Yes, I did a get a mini-tan on the slide-lol


Meanwhile, try this easy Greek and very tasty recipe from Real Simple Magazine.  I used it on a cheeseburger, but this relish may be used to enhance lamb dishes, or as a topping for hotdogs or salads.  It only takes about 10-15 minutes to prepare and you're all set.

MINT & SCALLION RELISH

Ingredients

1/2 C
up O
live Oil
1/4 C
up F
resh Lemon Juice
2 T
easpoons H
oney
1 S
mall Clove Garlic, finely chopped
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
cup 
chopped fresh mint
4 S
callions, chopped

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Stir in the mint and scallions.
  3. Don't forget, if you like it spicy, feel free to add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.

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20 comments:

  1. That sounds like an interesting recipe. My brother loves water parks. I have never been to one. I don't like swimming.

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    1. Yummy recipe and super simple. Ironically, I can't swim either, Mary. (lol) But love amusement parks. Hugs...

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  2. Ack. Amusement parks and I don't mix. Lol. I'm basically scared of a lot of things.

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    1. lol - you're too funny, Joy! Hugs...

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  3. We went to a water park today with all the kids and are touched by sun and sleepy..it was a fun day!

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    1. Glad you and the family had fun. All that water sure does have the tendency to make you sleepy, for real! (lol)

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  4. I like going to the water parks, it's the lineups that annoy me! Long clues for a 30 second slide, if that!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. I know, right Naomi? Those lines can really be long, but if the ride is really fun, I have been known to stand in them over and over agani. (lol) Hugs...

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  5. Sounds like you had a blast, lol! Car trips and the remember whens, oh I drove my brother nuts with that. Wow, they only had one slide? That's crazy! However, the Gulliver Travels aspect sounds awesome, I love that story:D I've never actually been to a waterpark or at least I cant remember going to one, hate being seen in a bathsuit,lol.

    This sounds like a recipe to test out on my unsuspecting dad:D! I test all new recipes on him. LOL. It's probably why he gets worried when hes the only one that gets the first dishxD.

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    1. Uh..oh - look out Dad (lol) By the time we arrived at the park, they were practically kicking me out of the truck. (lol)

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    2. LOL no! How could they do that to you! lol pfft, ungrateful peeps. Hugs hun^^

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  6. I don't like places where there are too many people, but I can see the attraction, especially the waterparks ! That recipe looks so tasty, I have to try this, thanks for sharing ^^

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    1. Luckily, this place was so small, I was lucky, but huge amusement parks and fairs can be super crowded, for sure. Recipe is totally fun and good.

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  7. RO, you post the best recipes! Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks Angela. If I can find a super yummy recipe without a lot of work in the kitchen, I'm all in. Hugs...

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  8. LOL I hope your next waterpark is a bit more of an adventure once you get there. Sounds like a fun car ride though :D

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    1. LOL! I was telling Lanie that they practically kicked me out of the truck once we arrived, they were so tired of me talking. I'm definitely looking forward to my next adventure. By the way, I forgot to ask where you'll be going for fireworks fun?

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  9. Your waterpark story had me giggling. Sounds like the little waterpark at the YMCA in our nearest small city is better than the one you went to! I hope you can get to a better one later in the summer.

    The recipe sounds delicious!

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    1. LOL! True that! I'm definitely looking out for my next adventure! Recipe is fun and easy to make. Hope you can try if you're a mango fan. BUG Hugs...

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    2. Oops! Sorry! Mean to say if you're a relish fan! Hugs...

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