Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pink (Melon) Saturday on Sunday

Even though it's Sunday it's time to join Pink Saturday for some weekend fun. I had such a good time in Astoria on Thursday, that I suggested to my friend, Mary, that we have dinner in Astoria on Friday night. It was a beautiful summer evening and we had a great time walking on 30th Avenue and window shopping. I especially enjoyed the open air markets and took some pictures to share.


I was looking for "pink" foods for this post and thought the watermelon would be just right. I was also taken with the red beans for a pink post.

I've never seen red beans before. Is anyone familiar with them?  

Though these dates aren't pink, I was quite taken with them and thought they would be fun to include in this post, too. 

 I didn't buy any of these fresh dates, but I may need to make a return visit to get them.  

Mary and I had dinner in a terrific Greek restaurant. The food was great and I especially liked that the sides were open and there was a breeze. There are so few days when it's just the right temperature to enjoy outdoor/almost outdoor dining and Friday night was one of those nights. We also saw a very interesting Indian restaurant and I'm planning a return visit to eat there soon. 

Yesterday was a terrific day. I attended services in the morning and celebrated the upcoming wedding of the son of a friend and attended a fiftieth birthday party in the evening. I will be posting about the party in more detail tomorrow. 

I hope you, too, have had a good weekend and here's to celebration!   

16 comments:

Nellie said...

It sounds like it was quite a party week-end for you! What fun!

Blackberry Lane said...

Sounds like a delightful weekend. Funny that you photographed the dates and I posted a recipe!!!
Wishing you a nice week.

Patty Sumner said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. The watermelon looks yummy. I have seen the red beans before...I know folks around here grow them...The weather has been so pleasant this Summer with the exception of a few balmy humid days...The weekend has come and gone and it seems the Summer is dong the same. Have a great week. Blessings!

TARYTERRE said...

All that watermelon looks tasty.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What beautiful days we had on Friday and Saturday. It seems NY also had the same weather. Isn't it wonderful to sit outside in the good old summertime?

Lynn said...

fun red saturday-we call those 'haricot-rouge' my Mom used to call them an Italian rose beans-those fresh dates look too delicious

Theresa said...

It all looks SO yummy! My Daddy used to grow peas that were that color:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Mary said...

What a wonderful weekend! Those dates look delicious. Such beautiful color in this postvand such unique flavors too. :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend . Watermelon is very tasty right now. Melon of any kind is at its peak and I've enjoy quite a bit of it lately.

Ms Sparrow said...

I will be curious to know what the pink beans are like.

Susie said...

Thank you Buttercup, I have never seen that color of beans and I have never seen fresh dates. If you find out the name of those beans lets us know. Sounds as if you had a fun time this weekend. xoxo, Susie

BJ PUP said...

A busy weekend. Astoria has so many restaurants I never know which ones to choose.

Lynda said...

Hmmmm - - I have seen the color of those beans before but don't know what they are. I might forward this to one of my Southern friends and see if she can figure it out.

Melinda said...

Great pinks!

You really had a busy weekend.

:-)

Stephanie said...

Mmm...the watermelon looks delicious! No, I have never seen red beans before. Did you buy some and try them? Hugs to you!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
I have always wanted to live where I could visit open markets like this one. Like everyone else the watermelon makes me so hungry for one.
Glad you enjoyed the day. Sounds prefect to me
Love
Maggie