Happy Independence Day everyone!And Happy Belated Canada Day to our friends up north!
I’ll admit this is my second favorite holiday of the year, the first being Christmas.Not only is it a great time where most everyone celebrates regardless of their beliefs in the world’s politics, it is also the perfect time to reevaluate a person’s goals.I’m working on that over the next couple of days and will post my evaluation next week.
Today, I’m going to enjoy the day off from work and spend some quality time with my family.Hubby bought a new grill and we’ve decided to go all out and grill ribs and shrimp this year.
Every other year we grill both hot dogs and hamburgers, usually buying the “good” ones because of the holiday.Ball Park plumping dogs, some with cheese and some with jalapeño peppers.Bubba burgers packed with onions and spices that smell heavenly even before they’re cooking.With a large family it’s always easier to do both because inevitably someone doesn’t like one or the other.
This year, we have a smaller gathering (us, the in-laws who flew in from Wyoming for the weekend and an aunt and uncle from up north). So we decided to step out on a limb and try some of the “other” choices.Hubby is baking two racks of ribs for up to six hours in the oven, then will grill them for a period of time on the grill.He’s also marinating some shrimp in a mixture of spices he’s perfected over the years and will plop the skewers on the grill right before the others are done.I’m putting together the macaroni salad (can’t have a 4th of July celebration without that!), cucumber/tomato salad, Busch’s baked beans (my favorite), and I’ll also bake a caramel apple cake.Yummy!
With these changes, we won’t have to discuss who likes ketchup vs mayonnaise, whether relish is better with or without mustard or the age old question of who likes hamburgers better than hot dogs.Ahhh, good times…
We plan to make our day as memorable as those in the past.How about you?Any big plans?What are you making today?Anything different than what I mentioned above???