Summer bucket list.

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Since it is officially summer I am trying to take full advantage of everything summer related, that’s why I made a summer bucket list so we can make some amazing memories!

1. Watch a sunset at the beach

2. Lot’s of pool lounging

3. Make homemade popsicles

4. Watch fireworks

5. Eat BBQ!

6. Picnic at the park

7. Take an adventure to Disneyland

8. Make fresh lemonade

9. Go to the farmers market

10. Eat as many smores as posible

dining in.

Not that long ago I was your typical twenty-something girl that didn’t know how to cook, nor did I have any interest in learning. Don’t get me wrong, I could make grilled cheese and pasta (store bought of course) or even whip up a good salad but I never really had a reason to do any heavy cooking. I usually ate out but after moving in with my fiance I decided it was time for me to at least try and become more domestic. It turns out, I love cooking. I don’t consider myself a good cook but I’m still learning and I enjoy it. One of the first things I made sans recipe was a my own take on stir-fry.

I started by cutting up 1 red pepper, 1 (medium) zucchini, and 1 (medium) yellow squash. I then diced two cloves of garlic and added it to a pan with about a tablespoon of butter on medium heat. After a couple of minutes I added the vegetables and some fresh lemon juice (one half of a lemon) then salt and pepper to taste. Letting that simmer I cleaned about a half pound of fresh shrimp to add. Since shrimp take about 2 minutes to cook I waited until the vegetables were almost done before adding them. After adding the shrimp I poured some soy sauce to taste and let simmer until the shrimp were done. When it is finished it’s much lighter than traditional stir-fry but still has the taste. I like this dish on it’s own because the lemony flavor is so good but for my fiance I usually make rice in addition.