Here in the U.S., the warm weather is upon us. Well, at least theoretically. And the beginning of summer always gets me thinking about food.
Summer foods, to me, always bring to mind fresh, juicy fruit, easy-to-eat pasta salads, and frozen treats. As a matter of fact, the food I most associate with summer is the Jell-O Pudding Pop. These frozen pops of deliciousness came in vanilla, chocolate, and swirl, were a little bigger and flatter than your standard Popsicle, and had this mysteriously wonderful micro-thin layer of ice that encrusted the whole thing. I found out they’ve since been relaunched as part of the Popsicle family, but they’re just not the same. The new shape is all wrong, for one.
What food is quintessentially “summer” for you?