Not only has she gathered all of us together, but she has also got me off of my duff, to prepare for the 4th. Usually I procrastinate until the last minute, but today I am happy to share with you the tradition my husband & I now share. At one time we either worked very hard to have a barbecue here, or traveled somewhere to help friends & family. Once our children moved from this area, we decided to start new traditions. (Way better than me sitting around & crying) We now work around the house & yard during the day, then start our celebration.
This year we will begin with a happy hour martini, & appetizer. I think I will make blue seas martini with a maraschino cherry, and white button mushrooms stuffed with red pepper, tomato & sausage. While we enjoy our happy hour, my husband is going to start our barbecued ribs & corn. A green salad with fresh strawberries & blue cheese will round out our early supper. Now a rest in the cool of the early evening.
Our new tradition has us going to Andy's ice cream for a banana split. We have found a hide-a-way place to park, open the roof, & watch the local fire works while enjoying our treats. We get home long before the celebration traffic will.
As we live in an area that knows fireworks are dangerous & makes them illegal, I am ashamed to admit we will enjoy our night cap oohing & ahhing over the idiots that push their luck Most importantly we will raise our glass to wish America a very happy birthday.
I'm sorry to say I have no pink pretties for the celebration. I do hope you and yours will have a happy holiday anyway.
And of course I hope you will enjoy My RED Pretties.
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