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How to Have a Great Summer

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Summer is definitely the most exciting season for all of us. There are holidays and vacations galore, the weather is so nice and great for various activities and it’s simply the best time for having fun. Try some of these following ways for a really unforgettable summer!

Picnics are great for both socializing with your friends and family and also spending time outdoors. It can be so relaxing sometimes to enjoy the nature and have a slow meal without rushing anywhere. You can also use your newly found free time and go on a day trip somewhere! Have fun exploring the areas surrounding your town and organize a small picnic in the forest or at a lake. Just make sure not to leave any trash behind and follow the rules of any parks you’re visiting.

There’re a ton of recipes you can use for a picnic meal, including classic sandwiches, canapés, salads, etc. Desserts can be a bit trickier to transport in the car but something like this pineapple upside down bundt cake is easy to pack and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. The only trick you need to have an easy time baking this delight is buying a silicone bundt form. That way the cake will surely not stick to the bottom.

Start by mixing together butter, sugar, and eggs. Then add flour, baking powder and pineapple juice; mix well. Combine melted butter and brown sugar and then pour it into a floured pan. Place pineapple rings on the mixture and pour in the batter. Bake for an hour and a half. Remove the cake from the pan immediately after baking.

Another great way to spend time outside is simply walking around your hometown, alone or with someone else. Riding a bike can be a lot of fun as well and you can see more places this way. It’s best to do both of these activities in the cooler summer evenings. Just make sure to have proper equipment and bring water, sun screen and other necessities with you.

Summer sports are the definition of fun and there’re so many to choose from! Gather your friends or family members, and play any team or even individual sport for an hour or two. If you live near the water, beach volleyball could be an awesome option to try out. Have a wonderful time socializing and getting your physical activity for the day!

Swimming is amazing during summer months because it’s one of the few activities that will let you really cool off and escape the heat. Having a swim outside is especially relaxing but don’t worry if you don’t have any lakes, rivers or a sea nearby. Community pools work just as well and can completely shield you from the sun. They also offer swimming lessons if you’ve missed the opportunity of learning this skill before.

If cooking is not your forte, summer is the best season for becoming more proficient in this skill or even learning it from the very beginning. Get to know your family’s favorite dishes, have regular practice and surprise them with a homemade meal by the end of the summer! Baking is also a nice skill to have that is quite impressive and practical. With all the free time on your hands, you can easily perfect making something like a plum cake. It’s easy to make, especially while plums are in season, but looks very pretty on the table. And it’s obviously delicious too!

To make it mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Beat butter, sugar and eggs together. Then combine the two and pour the batter into a pan. Place the sliced plums on top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for an hour and make sure to let the cake cool before serving.

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