Seafair Menu 4


Having fun on the water can make a girl very hungry. It's a good thing I'm going to be prepared!

There was one Seafair Friday, I couldn’t have been older than 10, when my mom and I got stuck on the 520 floating bridge. The Blue Angels were practicing.

At the time, my mom was driving a blue Suburban – the huge boxy kind that looked more like a tank than a car. Even though the bridge wasn’t closed, it might as well have been. Traffic wasn’t moving an inch. Why I didn’t think to crawl up on the top of that old monstrosity, I don’t know. Instead, I hung my little body out of the window. The planes ripped over us. They whipped the air into my eyes. It felt like their engines were revving inside my chest.

Still, that vibration makes me feel like I’m eating forbidden fruit, like my whole body is tingling and I just need a second to catch my breath.

This year will be my second Seafair out on the water and, of course, I need to be prepared. Here’s the menu lineup so far:

Panzanella Salad (This bright, vegetable packed salad only gets better with time. Plus, it packs a carb punch perfect for a day filled with libations.)
Green Pea Salad (It’s hard to go wrong with bacon anything.)
Spam Sushi (This is one everyone will love as long as no one knows what’s in it.)
John Dalys (Compliments of my brother Casey, whos throws down something tasty no matter where he goes.)

Any additional suggestions or recommendations? There’s still time to add a few more goodies to the list!


About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.


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4 thoughts on “Seafair Menu

  • Hannah

    Yum! What a terrific menu. How about a cobbler or berry cake for dessert? This time of year I can’t get enough baked goods with summer fruit. I’m so happy to have warm sunshine – too many chilly Seafair parties! Have a fun weekend!

    • Mikaela L. Cowles Post author

      I have been trying to think of a good way to do cobbler on the boat, but the BBQ is so small, I haven’t tried it yet. But berry cake, what a great idea! I’m off to the market later today and I can’t wait to pick up whatever fruit looks best.

  • Marli Perry

    Mikaela,
    The Blue Angels and Seafair, you bring back fond memories not only as a child but as an adult when we would make our annual trek to my folks place and put the boat on the log boom. 20 years of wonderful parties on the boom and back on shore! the Blue Angels were always the highlight! Enjoy! & yes you should have gotten on top of that car, they simply take your breathe away as they fly by. Thrills I will cherish forever. Your menu sounds great! ours was good old dogs, salad and of course lots of libation, glad to see the menu is more sophisticated and healthier and yummy! . Have a good time!