Made in Michigan Recipes Perfect for Days at the Lake

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Summer’s almost here and the temperatures in southeast Michigan have already heated up! This means that for many of us it is time to head to the lake and enjoy time with family, friends, and of course some delicious food. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than with Michigan’s finest fare, so take note of some of our State’s most notable noshes to create your own menu for all of the lazy, hazy lake days ahead.

Grill some Michigan whitefish. Whether you catch your own, or buy some fresh Michigan whitefish at the grocery store, there’s nothing easier or tastier than this recipe that can be made on a grill and topped with a tangy tomato relish. You can also add a side of homegrown Michigan asparagus.

Make ahead pasties. Pasties are the ultimate handheld device for taking with you on lake adventures. Whether you are boating or taking a stroll to a picnic spot, you can make pasties like these ones from ATasteofHome.com ahead of time and then serve them cold for a delicious lunch at the lake.

Blueberries and cherries. Michigan is known for these fruits, so if your lake house is near a pick-your-own site, you can make an afternoon of blueberry or cherry picking, then enjoy them as part of your lakeside dining. Of course, you can also get them at your local grocery store, too, along with some whipped cream for a special touch.

No time to cook? If you are short on time…or the inclination to cook, consider ordering some deep dish “Detroit-style” pizza to feed your friends at the lake. Many local pizzerias offer delicious pan pizzas as well which can help you feed a hungry crowd after a fun day at the lake.

Pass around a fudge sampler. Nothing says “summer in Michigan” quite like sweet memories of Traverse City and other lake towns that you may have visited or are planning to visit this summer. If you are visiting friends at the lake or having them over to your place, finish off your meal with a platter of various flavors of Michigan fudge. This makes an easy and fun end to any meal at the lake.

Cool off with a Boston cooler. Don’t let the name fool you! These cold and creamy drinks were first conceived in Detroit and are a big hit with young and old lake lover’s alike! The recipe is simple: mix ginger ale and vanilla ice cream together for a delicious and cool beverage.

Long, lazy, hazy days at the lake are what summer in Michigan is all about! Try some of the foods above to create the perfect menu for your next lake get together. If you’re looking to purchase a Michigan lake property, be sure to contact OSB’s Mortgage Lender, Kacie Eberenz (NMLS# 1458409) at 517-592-1058 to get your mortgage pre-approval today.

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