Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Days and Avocado-Ranch Dressing

Oh, how I love summer days!  DH planted these beautiful sunflowers
in the garden!  (That is my wonderful neighbor's yellow house by the
garden.)  The garden is also full of zinnias and marigolds and oh yes,
beans, cucumbers, peppers, okra, and tomatoes! Enough for great
salads everyday.  Speaking of salads, I tried Rachel Ray's receipe
for Avocado-Ranch Dressing from her insert in her magazine.  It
was "fabulous, darling"!  Forgot to take a picture before it was gone!

Avocado-Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup sour cream
juice of 1 lemon
1  clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
2  tablespoons finely chopped chives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Mix mashed avocado together with other ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

I love the way summer just goes on and on.  Tonight DH is grilling
the spare ribs and we will cut our first cold watermelon! Love it!
Hope you are enjoying summer days, too!


  1. Sounds like a great recipe, will try it. Lovely sunflowers I love them. I need to get me some seeds so I can grow some next year.

    Thanks for all your wonderful comments Lottie on my blogs.

  2. Thanks for stopping by Lottie, I'm gonna grab some sour cream and try this one, sounds yummy. I purposly left that big pink table outside yesterday, knowing full well that it would rain if I did...YUP...but not to worry, it's covered...LOL! I have to deliver it today and it's way to heavy for this ol' gal to be moving around all the time. We need the rain so bad, it was worth the gamble!

    Have a great weekend...think pink!


  3. Hahaha, just had to tell ya, your clock just struck 9:00 and scared the crap outta me, I had my external speakers on the laptop...thanks for bringing a smile to me today...and jump starting my heart!...LOL ;)

    1. Haha! I've scared MYSELF when that chime went off! Sorry!

  4. Good Morning--
    I have popped over via two different blogs.
    The dressing sounds yummy.
    I am your new follower and would like to invite you to follow me at Dreaming.

    Have a super Friday!


  5. Hi Lottie! Pretty sunflowers and the recipe sounds delicious, I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing! Gina

  6. Oh, this sounds soooooooo good. I will definitely give this a try. Hugs, Marty

  7. Hi Lottie,
    I'm so glad you stopped by and thanks for the sweet comment on the hydrangeas! You have a lovely blog and I can't wait to look through more of your posts. Your Avocado-Ranch Dressing sounds fabulous...can't wait to try it!