Last week hubby had his annual colonoscopy, which meant that he couldn’t eat anything but clear liquids for at least 24 hours prior. It was a Sunday when he had to fast, which makes it a little harder since you’re not busy at work and such. Basically he spent the day eating gelatin, and I spent the day hiding in the corner of my kitchen trying to eat a bag of chips as quietly as humanly possible. We were both glad when it was over, and as a reward for his suffering, I planned a big, beautiful date night meal for afterwards. So this is a roundup of all of our current food obsessions and summer favorites, aka everything that’s been getting us through this hot Oklahoma summer: meat, sweet tea, pop chips, fresh fruit, and pimento cheese.
Beef Ribeye Steaks & Premium Steak Burgers:
Just look at the beautiful grill marks hubby put on these! These ribeyes and steak burgers are from Fareway Meat Market. They’re a meat delivery service that ships hand-cut, no-additive meats directly to your home, and honestly their bundle prices are pretty noooiiice. We got the “Date Night Bundle” which includes the ribeyes, two boneless pork chops, and two Iowa pork chops, as well as the burgers (free right now with all orders!) and ground beef. We started with the ribeyes because hubby has a never ending craving for steaks, and they were uber tender and delicious. Just some coarse salt and pepper for seasoning are all I need on a good quality steak, and that’s all we did to these, yummm. Take advantage of their summer deals, like the free steak burgers with every order and $20 off with the code “meatlover”.
Peach Sweet Tea:
Now that we’re in the south we are drinking and loving a lot more sweet tea. This one is Southern Breeze’s Cold Brew Peach Sweet Tea. It’s conveniently pre-sweetened and is just the right amount for me, plus it only takes a quick 5 minutes to prep, and most importantly it’s guilt-free aka zero calorie. I added some nectarine slices and hulled cherries that we had on hand because I love the summer-y feel of fruit in a cold, refreshing drink, but I think I could also make some good mocktails out of this. Hubby is obsessed with our sparkling water machine, so maybe a sparkling sweet tea drink? If you’re needing more cold drinks to get you through 1000 degree weather like I’m dealing with, here is a discount for free shipping on your first order: FREE SHIPPING. You’re welcome.
My hubs really likes popchips – not only are they lower cal, but he loves the flavor and texture. They’re never fried, contain only real ingredients, and they’re super crunchy, so they’re a muncher’s dream. We tried a few new flavors – zesty jalapeno cheddar, buffalo ranch ridges, and barbecue. My favorite flavor was the jalapeno, it’s got cheddar and spice, and y’all I love spice so much. One week after having this little date night party we both hit the road to go in opposite directions – hubby to Alabama, and me to Vegas. We each took a bag for the road because they make the perfect snacks. Do you have a favorite flavor?
Fresh fruit is a necessity for summer get-togethers. It spices up drinks, adds color to the table, and is so refreshing for hot weather. We went a little crazy and bought a whole case of nectarines for the two of us as well as these cherries, but we regret nothing.
Here’s another southern treat we’ve readily embraced. We’ve been loving pimento cheese this summer, so I whipped up a batch and served it along with our popchips. We ended up spreading it on our burgers as well, it makes a perfect condiment.
What are your go-to’s this summer? In Oklahoma it was a consistent 100 degrees and I’ve now graduated to the even hotter Las Vegas weather >.< What foods get you through the summer?
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