Thursday, June 21st is the Official First Day of Summer.
Happy first day of summer!
Although Rochester, NY has been experiencing a heat wave, Thursday marked the official start of summer. In just a few short weeks, Rochester will celebrate events like the fourth of July, the annual Xerox Jazz Festival, Park Ave Fest and more!
In honor of the first day of summer, the L-Tron team had a grazing day and grilled outside in the sunshine. The entire team pitched in for a great lunch. Ken took care of the grill and did all the cooking. Marisa, Jeremy, Cathy and Jason all helped to put out the food (and cleaned up after). Alex and Andy supplied deserts – ice cream sandwiches and ‘Crack Crispies’ – which were a huge hit with the team. ‘Crack Crispies’ are like rice crispies, but with a layer of chocolate and peanut butter on top (yum!).
Here’s a list of all the goodies that the team indulged in:
- Hot dogs & burgers
- Homemade pasta salad
- Macaroni salad
- Potato salad
- Homemade spinach and artichoke dip
- Grilled asparagus
- Grilled pineapple with brown sugar and cinnamon
- Fresh watermelon
- Ice cream sandwiches
- ‘Crack Crispies’
The L-Tron team also shared a little bit of wine and beer (courtesy of RAD and Cathy). Here at L-Tron, we are notorious for celebrating with delicious snacks and sweet treats – and the first day of summer was no exception.
Want to make Alex’s ‘Crack Crispies?’ Here’s the recipe!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1.5 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups rice crispie cereal
- 1 bag semi-sweet chips
- 1 bag butterscotch chips
Mix sugar and corn syrup together in a pan on the stove over medium heat. Once that comes to a slow boil, mix in peanut butter. Once combined, slowly add in (1-2 cups at a time) the rice crispie cereal. Spread the mixture into a 9×13 pan evenly.
Melt both bags of chips in the same pan until combined into a chocolate color. Spread atop the Crispie mixture evenly. Let cool and cut into pieces.
What is the summer solstice?
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and typically falls between June 20th and June 22nd each year. During the summer solstice, “the sun appears to stand still as it reaches its highest point, before moving off toward the horizon” (Time.com). On June 21st, the Earth’s axis is will be most inclined towards the sun, directly above the Tropic of Cancer, allowing the sun to take its highest and longest path through the sky (The Washington Post). The L-Tron office will see approximately 15 hours of daylight, while parts of Alaska will experience 24 hours of sun!
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