I had today off with pay for the Independence Day holiday. That's always nice.
While I would have loved to go see a fireworks display somewhere, every place to do that in this area involves crowds of drunk rednecks. Not my kind of scene at all. And honestly, it's so hot outside right now that anything that takes place outdoors is sure to be uncomfortable. So instead, I did what I always do on holidays and special occasions: I cooked. Since grilling out is traditional on the Fourth of July, that's what I did. Here's the little celebratory feast I made:
|Summer BLT salad with avocado and feta.
Grilled hamburgers, baked beans with brown sugar and bacon, and corn (also cooked on the grill).
|What our plates ended up looking like. Gregg's has the least amount of salad (he's not crazy about green vegetables).
Today's choice of cocktail: Tom Collins. Cool and refreshing on a hot summer's afternoon.
I hope all of my fellow American bloggers had a nice 4th of July! And for my British friends, here's a great video I stole from someone's Facebook page to share with you:
And for my friends in other parts of the world, here's a link to The Oatmeal that made me laugh:
America explained to non-Americans