I’m weighing anchor and sailing into summer with a little nautical fun on the pontoon!
The summer boating season is definitely underway on the lake with our warm (hot!) weather.
Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun!
Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn, are first mate to Tommy Bahama melamine anchor plates, found at HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago. . .
And flatware and napkin rings provide a nautical rope detail to pair with rims of the plates.
I pulled out my enamel boat dishes to set sail and serve up some summer recipes for some nautical fun. Here are a few recipes that float my boat, click on the links in blue for the recipe and details!
A quick & delicious salad to sail into summer with! Enjoy as a salad or as a marinated shrimp appetizer. Pleasing to sailors & land lubbers alike, basil sails not required ;)
A refreshing summer salad with watermelon in season. Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette adds a little sweet heat to pair with the salty cheese and juicy melon!
An easy summer appetizer! Serve with little balsamic glaze to keep the stacks afloat and flavorful!
Summer means enjoying a boat drink at sunset!
Quench your thirst with a creative cocktail inspired by boats at the marina, here.
I found a cocktail oar for our boat cooler at HomeGoods recently. . .
You can see her filled with a flotilla of beverages here.
I picked up some Old El Paso soft tortilla taco boats for an easy and edible vessel to serve a salad. . .
Fill and serve your taco boat with your favorite salad or taco ingredients. . .
We’re setting sail with a southwest salad boat filled with romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, grape tomatoes, chicken and avocado.
A rotisserie chicken from the grocery store makes for speedy salad assembly. Scrapbook paper sails are hoisted with bamboo knot picks as a mast, used here.
Chloe and Gracie are dog gone excited about boating season. . .
Ice cubes are a boating treat in the summer!
The viral “dangerous” ice cube rumor is a myth and exaggeration. While ice cubes that are too hard or given too frequently can lead to broken teeth, crushed ice or partially melted cubes are fine as an occasional treat, which prevents them from becoming a choking hazard if your dog tries to eat them whole instead of licking them.
Chloe & Gracie wish you smooth sailing and calm seas as you sail into summer!
Sailing into Summer and Nautical Fun Details:
Nautical Towels / HomeGoods, several years ago
Anchor Pillows, Tommy Bahama Melamine Plates, Nautical Glasses / HomeGoods
Blue Woven Placemats / Ballard Designs
Rope Flatware and Napkins / World Market, several years ago
Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond
Enamel Boats and Rope Cocktail Plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago