I love love love the Fourth of July. It is a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate this great nation! I am so grateful for the freedoms I participate in on a daily basis (like the freedom of speech and religion). And one of my favorite parts about this great holiday is the great eats.
Growing up, my family and I always celebrated the fourth at a beach with close friends. As you can imagine the beach was always packed and you had to get there pretty early to reserve a spot, but it is the best place to celebrate. It was sun bathing / ocean swimming during the day and then in the late afternoon all the families would bring a different entree to share in a potluck. There always seemed to be a never ending supply of fresh fruit, pasta salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, sweet treats and good company. And eating all of this goodness as the sun is setting over the ocean is serene. I live for days like this.
Sadly, I have not been able to participate in this joyous gathering for a couple years now due to living so many miles away. But, the spirit of my childhood fourth of Julys lives on in my need for good food and sandy hair.
Here is what I am planning on cooking up this Fourth of July!
What is your favorite part of the Fourth? I also love cuddling up to my love and enjoying the fireworks.
Fireworks always seems more magical when they are gazed at on the beach so I convinced B that this year the 4th will have to be celebrated properly. We are heading down to Pismo Beach on Thursday evening and I couldn’t be more excited.