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  1. #1
    Tara Guest

    Default Fourth of July food

    What is everyone planning?

    Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.

    Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.

    Tara

  2. #2
    Tara Guest

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    We did begin our holiday weekend today with the United States free
    kid's craft at the craft store and then a picnic at the park -- PB and
    J, grapes, apples, and popcorn trail mix. We fed the geese and
    ducks with the leftover bits.

    Anyone with a child to entertain this summer might enjoy the free,
    around-the-world summer crafts at Michael's craft store:

    http://www.michaels.com/Passport-to-...efault,pg.html

    Tara

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    cshenk Guest

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    Tara wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > What is everyone planning?
    >
    > Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    > think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    > grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >
    > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    > Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.


    Traditional block party. I'm making bread dough for rolls. Now almost
    to start the 3rd batch with 2 machines running at once. Backyard now
    has 5 picnic tables (3 more due, possibly tomorrow) and 4 of the 9
    grills trotted over. Beanpot going and meat marinading for our share
    of a huge potluck event.

    It's tomorrow.


    --


  4. #4
    Andy Guest

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    Tara <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    > Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.



    no! No!! NO!!!

    You need a cooler full of ice cream cones!

    Am I alone here???

    Andy

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    Polly Esther Guest

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    "cshenk" <> wrote...
    > Tara wrote in rec.food.cooking:
    >
    >> What is everyone planning?
    >>
    >> Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    >> think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    >> grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >>
    >> Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    >> Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    >> recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.

    >
    > Traditional block party. I'm making bread dough for rolls. Now almost
    > to start the 3rd batch with 2 machines running at once. Backyard now
    > has 5 picnic tables (3 more due, possibly tomorrow) and 4 of the 9
    > grills trotted over. Beanpot going and meat marinading for our share
    > of a huge potluck event.
    >
    > It's tomorrow.


    DO NOT forget to add the vanilla to the ice cream. Whether you're going
    high-level with beans and such or just a plain bottle from the $s store it
    is truly awful to leave out the vanilla. I forgot. Once. It was truly
    awful. Polly


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    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Tara <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What is everyone planning?
    >
    > Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    > think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    > grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >
    > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    > Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.


    Our town has a big Independence Day Festival with free hot dogs,
    chips, drinks and ice cream in the main park in town. We went last year
    with some friends and it was fun, but smoky (from smokers) and hard to
    see the fireworks. We are thinking of going for the festivities, then
    heading to another friend's house to watch the show from his place,
    which doesn't have the crowds, the smokers, the view blocked or the
    traffic.

    To augment the tiny meal, we will potluck some beans, potato salad,
    watermelon and my raspberry custard pie, decorated with blueberries and
    strawberries and whipped cream on top for a flag.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Jul 2, 5:24*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Tara <jarvi...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
    > > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. *We will make that
    > > Monday and slice a watermelon. * I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt. * *

    >
    > no! No!! NO!!!
    >
    > You need a cooler full of ice cream cones!
    >
    > Am I alone here???


    Just you and your leaky BUM.
    >
    > Andy


    --Bryan

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    ItsJoanNotJoann Guest

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    On Jul 2, 4:22*pm, Tara <jarvi...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
    >
    > What is everyone planning?
    >
    >

    My sister-in-law is having her shindig Sunday evening and we're having
    barbeque with everyone contributing something. My offering is an
    appetizer of spicy shrimp.

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    Nad R Guest

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    Tara <[email protected]> wrote:
    > What is everyone planning?
    >
    > Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    > think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    > grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >
    > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    > Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.
    >
    > Tara


    Gonna be a good weekend, The family is gonna grill bessy the non dairy cow.
    Then to the boat dock, where my nephew will take us out on his boat. Yes
    gas is five is bucks a gallon, but the 4th of July weekend is a must.
    Return to the dock and watch the fireworks from the boat. Sleep in because
    I am retired now and do not have to work the next day like I use to. Gonna
    be the best fourth ever!

    --
    Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Fourth of July food

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Tara <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What is everyone planning?
    >
    > Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    > think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    > grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >
    > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    > Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.
    >
    > Tara


    Nothing. I have to work and ALL fireworks have been outlawed for this
    year in our area. Even the local cities will have no fireworks displays
    and all booths are closed.

    The drought has caused a serious local wildfire danger.

    It's just not worth it. July 4th comes every year. It's not going to
    kill anyone to ignore it for once.

    I might replace my flag out front (it's looking a bit ragged) but that
    will be it.
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Fourth of July food

    On Jul 2, 6:44*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > Nothing. *I have to work and ALL fireworks have been outlawed for this
    > year in our area. *Even the local cities will have no fireworks displays
    > and all booths are closed.
    >
    > The drought has caused a serious local wildfire danger.
    >
    > It's just not worth it. *July 4th comes every year. *It's not going to
    > kill anyone to ignore it for once.


    That's too bad...the drought is awful. You just know some idiot
    asshole will shoot off some fireworks anyway...I hope they don't start
    a fire.





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    Bryan Guest

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    On Jul 2, 8:57*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jul 2, 6:44*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Nothing. *I have to work and ALL fireworks have been outlawed for this
    > > year in our area. *Even the local cities will have no fireworks displays
    > > and all booths are closed.

    >
    > > The drought has caused a serious local wildfire danger.

    >
    > > It's just not worth it. *July 4th comes every year. *It's not goingto
    > > kill anyone to ignore it for once.

    >
    > That's too bad...the drought is awful. * *You just know some idiot
    > asshole will shoot off some fireworks anyway...I hope they don't start
    > a fire.


    I hope they get arrested and prosecuted as well.

    --Bryan

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Fourth of July food

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jul 2, 6:44*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > Nothing. *I have to work and ALL fireworks have been outlawed for this
    > > year in our area. *Even the local cities will have no fireworks displays
    > > and all booths are closed.
    > >
    > > The drought has caused a serious local wildfire danger.
    > >
    > > It's just not worth it. *July 4th comes every year. *It's not going to
    > > kill anyone to ignore it for once.

    >
    > That's too bad...the drought is awful. You just know some idiot
    > asshole will shoot off some fireworks anyway...I hope they don't start
    > a fire.


    I'll keep extinguishers handy, but having to report to work training at
    06:00 means I have to go to bed on time.

    I just hope the local FD's have extra staff on hand!

    Cheers!
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

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    Hell Toupee Guest

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    On 7/2/2011 4:22 PM, Tara wrote:
    > What is everyone planning?


    I throw a big party every 4th. One of my neighbors is bringing large
    pans of chicken parmigiana and sausage 'n peppers from an Italian
    restaurant we all love. I'm making Italian beef, bbq meatballs, sweet
    and sour chicken wings, potato salad, tuna salad, mixed green salad.
    Two people are bringing fruit trays; two more are bringing crudites.
    Others are bringing fruit salads and coleslaw. My brother's on a bbq
    team and he's bringing racks of ribs. And of course we'll also have
    assorted chips, dips, crackers and cheeses. We'll have trays of
    nibblies on every table with the main stuff on buffet stations. For
    dessert I've got a full sheet strawberry cream cheese cake,
    grasshopper pies, and a freezer full of ice cream novelties and
    Italian ices.

    And a garage full of fireworks to keep the kids busy all day, until it
    finally gets dark, when the adults take over with the big stuff.

    I always take the last week of June off to get ready for the party.
    It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun, too.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    Ranee at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Tara <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> What is everyone planning?
    >>
    >> Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    >> think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    >> grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >>
    >> Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    >> Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    >> recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.

    >
    > Our town has a big Independence Day Festival with free hot dogs,
    > chips, drinks and ice cream in the main park in town. We went last year
    > with some friends and it was fun, but smoky (from smokers) and hard to
    > see the fireworks. We are thinking of going for the festivities, then
    > heading to another friend's house to watch the show from his place,
    > which doesn't have the crowds, the smokers, the view blocked or the
    > traffic.
    >
    > To augment the tiny meal, we will potluck some beans, potato salad,
    > watermelon and my raspberry custard pie, decorated with blueberries and
    > strawberries and whipped cream on top for a flag.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    My (old and home) town's celebration is never on the 4th, probably
    because it doesn't want to compete with the big celebration on
    Boston's Esplanade. There is also a carnival that arrives a few
    days before the fireworks and stays a few more thereafter. Our
    fireworks happened to be tonight.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Tara wrote:

    > What is everyone planning?
    >
    > Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    > think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    > grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >
    > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    > Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.


    I'll be working overtime on the Fourth (and the fifth, for that matter), but
    a local casino will be putting on a fireworks show the evening of the third,
    and we might attend that show. Prior to the show, Lin will be grilling
    steaks and I'll make the America's Test Kitchen versions of Santa Maria
    salsa and beans. We'll have corn tortillas with it. I haven't decided on
    what else, but maybe potato salad, cole slaw, and deconstructed peach pie
    with butter pecan ice cream.

    Bob




  17. #17
    Julie Bove Guest

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    Tara wrote:
    > What is everyone planning?
    >
    > Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    > think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    > grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >
    > Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    > Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    > recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.


    Lots of raw veggies. Hot dogs, hamburger or turkey patties with no buns.
    Baked beans. We don't do dessert.

    Will make popcorn later to eat while watching the fireworks.



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Sat, 02 Jul 2011 23:05:42 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Ranee at Arabian Knits wrote:
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> Tara <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> What is everyone planning?
    >>>
    >>> Our community's Fourth of July celebration is tomorrow (Sunday). I
    >>> think Max, Whit, and I will eat barbecue at the festivities instead of
    >>> grilling at home since my husband will be at work Sunday and Monday.
    >>>
    >>> Homemade ice cream is our Fourth of July tradition. We will make that
    >>> Monday and slice a watermelon. I follow the French vanilla ice cream
    >>> recipe on the side of the box of ice cream salt.

    >>
    >> Our town has a big Independence Day Festival with free hot dogs,
    >> chips, drinks and ice cream in the main park in town. We went last year
    >> with some friends and it was fun, but smoky (from smokers) and hard to
    >> see the fireworks. We are thinking of going for the festivities, then
    >> heading to another friend's house to watch the show from his place,
    >> which doesn't have the crowds, the smokers, the view blocked or the
    >> traffic.
    >>
    >> To augment the tiny meal, we will potluck some beans, potato salad,
    >> watermelon and my raspberry custard pie, decorated with blueberries and
    >> strawberries and whipped cream on top for a flag.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >>
    >> "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >>
    >> http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

    >
    >My (old and home) town's celebration is never on the 4th, probably
    >because it doesn't want to compete with the big celebration on
    >Boston's Esplanade. There is also a carnival that arrives a few
    >days before the fireworks and stays a few more thereafter. Our
    >fireworks happened to be tonight.


    One of the local golf courses here, Sunny Hill, has a huge fireworks
    display every Friday night all summer and a super one on the 4th...
    best part is I can watch it all from my window. No fire hazard here,
    rained practically every day since spring, pouring right now... been
    struggling to sneak in some mowing. Golf courses are struggling too,
    had to close for many days due to "mud", and they are a big part of
    the local economy.
    http://www.sunnyhill.com/

    Now part of Sunny Hill, Thunderheart is a Championship course and one
    of the most scenic, take the tour:
    http://www.thunderhartgolf.com/

    Raining right now, again:
    http://i51.tinypic.com/2mcgklf.jpg

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 02 Jul 2011 23:05:42 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > My (old and home) town's celebration is never on the 4th, probably
    > because it doesn't want to compete with the big celebration on
    > Boston's Esplanade. There is also a carnival that arrives a few
    > days before the fireworks and stays a few more thereafter. Our
    > fireworks happened to be tonight.


    I watched a long fireworks display put on by a local (very expensive
    and exclusive) country club out my back window last night. I like my
    comfort too much these days to battle the crowds downtown tonight, so
    that was all I'll see unless it's televised.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  20. #20
    Andy Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 02 Jul 2011 23:05:42 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> My (old and home) town's celebration is never on the 4th, probably
    >> because it doesn't want to compete with the big celebration on
    >> Boston's Esplanade. There is also a carnival that arrives a few
    >> days before the fireworks and stays a few more thereafter. Our
    >> fireworks happened to be tonight.

    >
    > I watched a long fireworks display put on by a local (very expensive
    > and exclusive) country club out my back window last night. I like my
    > comfort too much these days to battle the crowds downtown tonight, so
    > that was all I'll see unless it's televised.



    sf,

    Many years ago, I witnessed a kid have a sparkler land in his head.

    I've never watched fireworks outdoors ever since.

    What an awful sight!

    Andy

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