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Hi y’all. Lulu Taylor here—owner of Aunt Pat’s Barbeque restaurant in the great city of Memphis.
Summer is a busy time for us at Aunt Pat’s—there’s something about the season that makes people want to head out to pick up barbequed ribs, spicy corn muffins, and a bit of bread pudding. Believe me—we’re glad to be busy, too.
Even though the restaurant is hopping, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy summer. My granddaughters are out of school and hang out on Aunt Pat’s screen porch, sipping lemonade and petting our dogs there.
Spending more time with the girls is my most favorite thing about summer, but I came up with other favorites, too.
Lulu’s Top 5 Favorite Things About Summer:
Daylight that lasts into the evening
Fresh, ripe backyard tomatoes
The local farmer’s market…crammed full of fresh vegetables.
Naps under a droning ceiling fan
A slower pace to life
That’s what made my list…although I also considered adding lightning bugs, walks at dusk, and festivals (like the one I visit in Rubbed Out.)
What’s your favorite part of summer?
Riley’s latest book is Rubbed: book four of the Memphis Barbeque mysteries. Her next book, Quilt Trip (written as Elizabeth Craig) releases December 2013. Elizabeth writes the Memphis Barbeque series for Penguin/Berkley (as Riley Adams), the Southern Quilting mysteries for Penguin/NAL, and the Myrtle Clover series for Midnight Ink and independently. Find out more about her books on her website: http://elizabethspanncraig.com .