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!


We had all the makings for a great cookout -


I even manned the grill


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!


I definitely want to use this method in the future.

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


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:


Which we all greedily snacked on before dinner


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


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


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?


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!


#photoadayjuly #2 is up!

Night everyone :)

  • 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! ;)

  • Lauren

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

    • Cait

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

  • 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! :)

  • Molly @ RDexposed

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

    • Cait

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

  • CJ @

    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 :)

  • 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 :)

  • 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 :)

  • 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 :)

  • 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!