31 Dinners, 31 Days -4

Ahhh yes, Independence Day. The day we cook meat over fire and blow stuff up after dark!

The 4th of July saw many tasty foods of which I ate a lot. Here’s a small sampling of what I had.

Look! It’s meat! It’s a stick! It’s meat on a stick!

Beef, onions, red bell peppers and green bell peppers cooked in the backyard over a flame. Yum.

Then I had a little of this:

I mean really, what 4th of July BBQ would be complete without the watermelon? Well actually, my husband would tell you every single one of them because for some odd reason, he doesn’t like the stuff. That’s just the weirdest thing to me. Not to mention UnAmerican!

Of course there were chips, veggies and dip, BBQ meatballs, cookies, cupcakes, and the like, but it was also 2 days before the host’s son’s birthday. So there was cake! A gigantic cake decorated with a football theme. When the cake was about to be served, Tyler (the almost b-day boy) was asked which piece he wanted. He pointed to the laces on the football indicating those, and only those. What he got instead was a whole lot more!

No, that’s not a small cake plate he’s holding. That’s a 9″ dinner plate. His grandmother cut out the entire football and slapped it on the plate. Of course he thought he’d have no problem eating the entire football, but after what would have been a smallish piece if served to anyone else, he was over it. His sister gave him crap for it because he talked the talk, but wasn’t able to walk the walk. It was all in good fun though.

A good time was had by most, if not all. The food was good, the company was good and the fireworks were most excellent. We had a fantastic spot for viewing the local high school’s show which lasted for 25 minutes.

I hope you all had a great 4th/Friday.

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Jen Tucker

I'm a wife, mother of three and stay at home mom. I consider myself blessed to have such a wonderful network of friends and family around me. It may not be large, but it's an important one. I look forward to sharing my stories with you, and it is my hope that I can bring a smile to your heart as you read.

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