Life’s a Picnic

Another great day comes to a close.

Chad and I headed out for a 4-mile run in this perfect weather. If only weather could be like this all the time – a cool breeze always blowing at your back!

We came home, showered and then Chad, myself and his aunt packed up the picnic basket and headed to our barbecue!

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We had all the makings for a great cookout -

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I even manned the grill

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Onto it went corn (fully in the husks per Chad’s aunt’s instructions) and homemade turkey burgers!

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The corn smelled incredible while it cooked!

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I definitely want to use this method in the future.

While the grill did it’s thing, I threw together a salad…

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Mixed greens, avocado, shredded carrots, walnuts and dried cranberries.

And Chad’s aunt Denise (who joined the party late last night!) cut up the cantaloupe:

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Which we all greedily snacked on before dinner

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Before long we were pulling everything off the grill and digging in!

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Turkey burger on whole wheat buns, topped with colby cheese, avocado, mustard, ketchup and lettuce.

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Salad on the side and a couple of kettle cooked bbq chips for crunch!

And then it was time for CORN!

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So unbelievably good.

After corn it was dog time!

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Can you tell we had a puppy on our hands?

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She was absolutely adorable. It took all my strength not to steal her. Her coat is super soft – it’s like snuggling with a fleece blanket when you hold her!

The rest of the evening was spent simply enjoying each other’s company…

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So much fun.

To cap off the perfect summer evening Chad and I stopped for some gelato!

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Such a happy way to end the night!

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#photoadayjuly #2 is up!

Night everyone :)

  • http://j3nn.net j3nn

    Looks like a great time! I love grilling corn right in the husk; so easy and tasty. And that salad is awesome. It wouldn’t be accused of being a typical boring side salad! :)

    • Cait

      Haha – no typical side salads for this food blogger! ;)

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    You look so happy here! Glad you are enjoying this trip. :)

    • Cait

      Thanks! It was definitely a really good, fun night :)

  • http://www.beyond-bananas.com Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    Looks like you had a really fun time! I love having BBQs.. and that corn looks exceptional!

    • Cait

      The corn really was pretty incredible – and definitely had a good time! :)

  • http://RDexposed.com Molly @ RDexposed

    I’d like that gelato and puppy, please!!

    • Cait

      Haha – I’ll see what I can do! :)

  • http://healthy-happy-whole.com CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com

    um, that dog is the cutest thing ever. I love my dogs but really, I would add a fourth if I could have him. It looks like an awesome time :-)

    • Cait

      Seriously! I’m still contemplating stealing her :)

  • http://www.athomewithkim.com/ Kim | At Home With Kim

    LOVE the salad…. I just added that to my grocery list for Friday night’s menu plan with friends coming over. Thanks!

    • Cait

      Woohoo! I love that! Enjoy :)

  • Emily M.

    this is semmmi-unrealted but, i tried a waffle stack for the first time this morning after seeing you have them so often….and it was deLICIOUS! i even mixed chia seeds into the greek yogurt and everything! seriously…sooo good.

    • Cait

      Oh yay!! That makes me so happy! It’s definitely one of my favorite breakfasts :)

  • http://www.thenondairyqueen.com/ Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    Cait, I love seeing you smile like this! I’m so happy for you and where you are right now!

    • Cait

      Aw thank you so much Sarena :)

  • http://www.livelaugheat.com Allie@LiveLaughEat

    Grilled corn on the cob is the BEST!!

    • Cait

      I totally agree – best part about summer by far :)

      • Cait

        Well that and watermelon…and ice cream…okay maybe it’s just ONE of the best :)

  • http://energeat.wordpress.com/ Alicia @ energEAT

    So interested to find out how you grilled that corn in the stalk. Did you peel any of it beforehand? And how long did you leave it on for?

    • Cait

      We didn’t peel it beforehand – just ripped off the husk so it wouldn’t catch on fire. I’d say we left it 30-40 minutes :) We peeled a little section of it to check and make sure it was soft. It worked out great!