Happy Birthday, USA!
Glorious,majestic, magnificent star-spangled celebration that is July 4th! We the people pull out all of the stops to commemorate the founding of our great nation in 1776. Elaborate fireworks displays, patriotic themed music concerts, plays, performances, speeches and parades all with decorations of red, white and blue showered everywhere, displayed to show National Pride as the USA turns two-hundred thirty eight years old.
To help get in the Yankee Doodle spirit mix a batch of “Red,White and Blue Lemonade” a cold, refreshing recipe that includes coconut milk & fresh mint! (Courtesy of Miami Herald) Serve in Glass Drinking Jars or in Red Solo Cups.
My family and I are taking the boat to a small island on the river. We’ll be picnicking, cooking out, swimming, playing volleyball and trivia games until it’s time for fireworks.
To transport everything both directions we get out the Rubbermaid containers. They’re our top choice because they’re strong, durable and keeps unwanted moisture out of our food, drinks and change of clothes. Fireworks always looks better when you’re in the dry clothes eating a big plate of dessert! A friend’s making a Flag sheet cake with fresh cream and fruit. We are making “Pretzel Sparklers”the night before with the kids.Who knew Pretzel Rods, Chopped up Baker’s chocolate (dark AND white) melted, dipped then rolled into red white and blue sprinkles could taste so amazing and be so easy to make!
So do you have plans or are you playing by ear to see what invitations come your way? We hope that you have a great July Fourth weekend, what ever you do or where ever you may find yourself. Take a moment to wish a Happy Birthday to America the beautiful – stars and stripes forever!