Happy Birthday, USA !We are putting our plans for the 4th together slowly but surely. Won't be too different from years past. I'll grab some 4th decorations tomorrow and jazz it up a little bit outside. Hopefully, we'll miss any thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening. Foods will be about the same too. Can't think of the 4th and not think HOT DOGS. Today I was thinking about those people who line up and compete each 4th of July in a Hot Dog eating contest. Nathan's Hot Dogs too! I like those kind. Do these guys look familiar?
Oh, Gag! It looks so sickening. Some of them duck the bun in water and get it all smoochy and just 'gork' it down. George Hajagagoogoo almost always wins. heh heh Ok, he has a different name. I refuse to go google it.
This looks more appealing. Picture it on a bun and then DOCTOR up that bun and ENJOY. Don't get so busy on the 4th that you can't really SIT DOWN and enjoy your All-American Meal. Oh, reminds me! We'll need at least ONE Apple Pie. I have the ice cream already. And, I hope we have some Watermelon. I love how my grandchildren LOVE fruit. I hardly ate fruit as a kid; except for our Daily dose of Applesauce. Always had that. Every night it seemed. Sometimes canned peaches or pears. With cottage cheese @ times.
Let's look at some foodie ideas. Woo Hoo
Fruit kabobs - American style
Rice Krispies Treat - Red-White-Blue
Another variation of a Kabob
LIKE ! Let Freedom Ring
Licorice - Your edible Firecrackers!
The lakefront around us LIGHTS UP at 0-Dark-Thirty !
~ Now, Random Facts ~
*** WARNING ***
IF you are allowing children to play with Sparklers?
We saw this idea on Pinterest. Stick the sparkler through
a Solo cup and the child or adult can hold onto the cool end and protect their hand from sparks in the meantime.
* Over 150 million hot dogs will be eaten today.
64 of them will be eaten by the Winner of the Nathan's Hot Dog Contest.
* Over $600 million will be spent on fireworks, only $37 million of them are made
in the USA.
* 81 million people will have a cookout.
* Favorite Sweets: Watermelon, Apple Pie and Home-made ice cream.
* 80% of American flags are made in China. Target carries flags made in the USA.
* More Beer is sold on the 4th of July than any other Holiday of the year.
* July 4th is the most dangerous holiday due to alcohol mixed with driving.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL OF YOU.
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA !
LAND OF THE FREE