Many of you are still trying to enjoy your July 4th holiday. So, I'll try to make this blog short and sweet. (Sorry, brevity is not my strong suit.)
We didn't spend a lot of cash on fireworks. But we had a blast with the grandkids last night.
I thought I might share a few of my July 4 recipes that were winners and others that were, according to my husband, way behind in the highlights.
We just love fresh squash and zucchini this time of the year. So I developed my own recipe, similar to baked Zuppa. It was actually a vegetarian recipe with a Mexican twist.
With some olive oil, I baked onion, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, salsa, lemon and lime juice and garlicky Mrs. Dash. Apparently, I ventured off the cutting board when I added a splash of store-bought Mexican hot sauce.
Though my hubby purchased that off-brand sauce, which had a pungent taste, it apparently wasn't his favorite. Hindsight is 20/20, especially when your wife is an experimental cook. (That's as in try new recipes. Nothing NASA oriented here.)
So what I did was eat it with scrambled eggs the next morning. I have to agree, not my favorite either.
Then, on July 4th, I think I totally redeemed myself. I made a simple pie using a store-bought frozen crust and ice cream.
I used a rich brand of peach ice cream and caramel sauce as the filling. I topped it with whipped topping and more caramel sauce.
After the vegetable disaster, I felt accomplished when all spoons hit that dessert. I totally redeemed myself. Strangely, it was simple. That's my family.
My youngest grandson, Alex, almost 2, had that pie everywhere but enjoyed each bite.
It has been a great holiday, despite having to work. I have written a very enjoyable article on Jenny Hunt, former mayor of Bell Buckle. Read the Times-Gazette to hear what honor was bestowed upon Shelbyville's own native last night in Bell Buckle. May I say, Jenny, you're Sarah's girl. We thank you.
Sadly, we lost a life in Normandy Lake yesterday. I swam in that lake as a child, so for many reasons, this makes me very sad. Our condolences to that Alabama man's family. I know a lot of people were there camping this weekend.
There's lots in store in our Saturday edition of the Times-Gazette. Stay tuned.
Back to the hands-free driving law-one without cell phones-we talked about last week. Were you tempted?
Some were, because I saw them. It's going to be a hard habit to break, for sure.
Let's obey the laws of the land as directed; they're there for a purpose. It does irritate me that people so selfishly want to circumvent the law. Well, there are those fines, so obey the cell phone law, please. Christmas is coming!!
Be safe. Enjoy the rest of your July 4 holiday.
Here's your bucket of sunshine for this week: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. It does work.