Monday, May 30, 2011

Did You Hear??

Summer is coming.. HOLY COW!

Yep, Memorial Day is the holiday that marks the beginning of summer.. summer dresses, swimsuits, summer heat, bbq's, etc..  Today was the perfect day for all of the above.. and while I didn't wear a dress, I did wear a swim skirt.. That counts right?!  lol..

The bbq's is what I want to focus on in this entry.. My family LOVES steak.. My dad is a big meat and potatoes guy.. which is okay, but not for me.. I am not a big fan of steak..  It takes too much work to get around all the fat of a steak.. And honestly, I don't care for the taste of steak.. I like hamburgers, but they are loaded down with ketchup, cheese, anything to mask the meat taste.. lol.. Today we had a bbq-style dinner.. and we had my FAVORITE dessert.. 7-Up Jello..

This stuff is the BEST EVER!!  And it's actually pretty low-calorie.. :)  One can of 7-Up, lime jello (can be sugar-free or full sugar), and fruit of your choice.. My mom puts in strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes, honeydew (if it's in season), and watermelon.. The watermelon is my favorite because it absorbs the 7-Up and when you bite into the watermelon, it's all fizzy.. YUMMY!!

So, what is your favorite summertime dessert????


  1. I would have to say my favorite summer sweetness is just plain watermelon. My mom has the best knack for picking out the sweetest watermelon. I am home this week for a visit and had my first mom-picked melon! The Best!

  2. That looks delicious

  3. I have never heard of 7up jello, that sounds awesome.

    My go to Summer treats... homemade popsicles, watermelon, mango and strawberries. Literally, strawberries don't stand a chance once they leave the store. The second I get to my car, I am opening the little plasitc box and snagging a few for the car ride home. I don't know what it is about them... but.. so dangerous! ;)

  4. That is awesome! 7up Jello lol BUT! think about how much sugar is in that treat.. I know it was probably just a treat, you don't eat it everyday ETC


  5. That sounds great and so easy to make too! Definitely trying that this summer! My favourite summer desert is strawberries and cream, especially when the tennis is on at Wimbledon :)