Fourth of July Fruit Flag
Happy Fourth of July, Star Spangled Sparklers! I’ll make this (post) one quick as this little firecracker (me) has a party to get to! Headed over to my Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Rodney’s for a BBQ! My raw, vegan contribution to this fete will be my Confetti Salad and a festive fruit flag on skewers (pictured above). The fruit flag is so simple to make, and fun too! The kiddos would love these! Following the BBQ, the hubs and my cousin, Denise, will venture off to see some fireworks.
Standing in front of the chopping block early this morning, slicing and dicing, memories of July 4th danced in my head. Growing up I loved and looked forward to the 4th of July. It started with a meal grill-side. Typical all-American food fare: burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad, baked beans, chips, watermelon. Whether we were at a park, the beach, a friends house or in our own backyard it was magical! My all time favorite memory is once the sun went down we’d all grab a seat on our back porch and watch the fireworks put on at Yosemite Park and then reposition ourselves to see the fireworks show going on at the Rose Bowl. My Dad would always get a few celebratory sparklers for my brother and I. It was such fun to find a red, white and blue outfit to wear, make themed food, and get together to celebrate the independence of this wonderful country.
As we celebrate the 236th anniversary of American independence, let’s stop and take a moment to appreciate what our fellow service men and women do to fight for and protect the country we live in.
God Bless America!