Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm looking forward to some summer concerts too.

WOW! I just took a look at the Gallivan Center's Twilight Concert Series line up and I'm excited!!! I don't' know how many concerts I'll be able to know, kids and all...but I am hoping we can drag them down for a few. (TRAX goes right to the Gallivan Plaza!!!) Here are a few of the ones I want to try to attend: July 9th: Bon Iver and Jenny Lewis (Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley fame..whoo hoo!) July 16th: The Black Keys (do you remember me talking about them? You can listen to some of their stuff over to the right...I think they are a little down the play list) July 30th: Sonic Youth: SONIC YOUTH! I think they have been here a few times, but that would be a great concert. So that is only 3 of them...I don't know much about some of the other artists that are going to be here, but hopefully I'll be able to make it to at least one concert. ANOTHER Summer Concert I am excited about is this year's Regeneration Tour! I have my tickets and I'm dragging my husband, and we are going with a few friends. Well, at least 4 other friends and quite possibly even more than that. It will be an unusual* Wednesday night out, and it will be a great time! (*Unusual since we rarely go out on a weeknight) So, take the time to see a concert this summer. The Twilight Concert Series is free...with a "food alley" and you can bring your own picnic too...they even have a Lunch Bunch Concert Series...bring a lunch and eat on the plaza listen to some tunes, and let the kids run through the fountain, totally GOOD TIMES! AND I promised my review of the Strawberry Cake from yesterday. It was yummy! The top was the best part with the raw sugar sprinkled on top. Just a couple of tips....I used salted butter instead of unsalted and omitted the salt in the recipe, it worked out fine! AND don't press the strawberries into the batter to much, or they will sink. My middle strawberries sunk, and it didn't look at pretty as it should have. We topped ours with cool whip, but vanilla bean ice cream would be way better! Maybe next time!


Cristie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I think using up strawberries that didn't quite make it into your cake is a great idea. Let me know how you like the dressing.

I love all your ideas for concerts! You are going to have some fun summer nights!

Shannon said...

Mmm...the strawberry cake sounds delicious! I hope you have fun at all the concerts you get to attend, it sounds like a blast!