Have I ever mentioned how much I hate growing up?

Well, I really hate it.

Did you know that if you don’t live near water and want to go to the beach, it costs money to get there?

What? I don’t remember hearing anything about money when I was 7 or 8 years old. Thanks, mom and dad.

If you’re like me and can’t get to the beach each weekend, bring it to your living room. Invite some friends over, and buy some sand. Then load up on the margaritas.

Starters: Kiwi Mango Salsa, Cilantro Citrus Shrimp

Main Course Spread:

BBQ Ranch Shredded Chicken Sliders, Grilled Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette, Crab & Avocado Quesadillas

Dessert: Lime Angel Food Cake with Pistachios and Lime Glaze

And if you do live near water and can get to the beach everyday, well. . .why haven’t I been invited?