Good Times (and Good Food) at the Lake

September 3, 2009 | By | Comments (1)


Happy almost-Labor Day! I hope you've got some exciting (or at least relaxing) plans for the long weekend ahead. Me? I'm heading out tomorrow for a weekend on Lake Cumberland, and I couldn't be more excited!

Our family's go-to lake destination is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere, so time more or less stops when I'm there. I'm lucky if I can get reception on my cell phone for longer than 30 seconds, and I let my email go unchecked for entire days. I know, I know — crazy, right? 🙂

But, that's what makes the lake the perfect place to enjoy time with good friends, good weather (fingers crossed!), and of course — good food.

When I was browsing through recipes the other day,  I came across this great Morning at the Lake breakfast menu. Mmmm. Yum.

· Bacon-and-Egg Casserole
· Pigs in a Blanket
· Quick Double-Cheese Grits
· Peach Streusel Muffins
· Fresh Fruit Salad with Orange-Ginger Syrup

And while there's no better way to start a day on the water than with a hearty lakeside breakfast, we can't forget about those other meals! Here are some of our "crew's" other staples when we're putting together our lake grocery list:

· A solid chip and dip recipe (my personal favorite is tortilla chips with a warm queso dip)
· A great margarita
· A tasty marinade for the latest fish ("Seriously! It was this big!") my dad has reeled in
· Plenty of lunch meats and sandwich ingredients for quick lunches we can bring on the boat

What are your must-haves for a weekend of fun and sun?


  1. Richard

    Any weekend of fun and sun must have good food to match. When I go on trips with multiple friends, we split up cooking responsibilities for the week, with a different pair or trio preparing dinner each evening. I love Mexican dishes, and I have to agree that queso and tortilla chips are a match made in heaven.

    September 8, 2009 at 11:10 am

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