Happy Almost Independence Day!

4th of July

It’s no surprise that the English don’t care about the 4th of July.  But I do!  My husband and I always start our feast with a re-enactment.  He pretends to be a Redcoat and I throw Yorkshire Tea into the Thames.  It hardly makes up for the lack of fireworks, but still, it makes me feel very American and proud.

My favorite stomachache each 4th of July has got to be from too many cherries and icy glass bottles of Coke after too many spicy chicken wings and too much pie.  Below is my menu for tomorrow’s feast–fresh fruit and iced colas excluded.  What’s yours?

The Barefoot Contessa’s buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese and crudité

Red Rooster Hot Sauce

The Barefoot Contessa’s fresh corn salad with basil

My mint juleps as originally featured on Henry’s World of Booze

Lemon icebox pie

Cherry Hand Pies

Cherry pies


17 thoughts on “Happy Almost Independence Day!

  1. Oh for crying out loud. Princess !!!

    First of all, that picture is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And second of all, I LOVE THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA!!! We have all of her cookbooks in my mom’s kitchen at home. Such yumminess 😀

    • Thanks, amb! That picture was actually taken last 4th of July. And I too love the Barefoot Contessa. Did you used to watch her show? I want

      1) her cooking ability
      2) her kitchen
      3) her gay friends

      and not necessarily in that order. Her steak au poivre is my favorite recipe in Barefoot in Paris.

      • Yes!!! I agree with that times, like, a million. I want those things too. I mean, that’s not too much to ask, is it? 😉

  2. Happy almost Independence Day, CP! I also love the Barefoot Contessa and her recipes. I don’t think she would talk to me, though, because I’m not a gay man running a florist or candle shop in the Hamptons. The show cracks me up! ;o)

  3. Love love love the picture, sooooo cute. I would also love to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and consume everything you’re making, thanks. Xoxo. Have a good 4th, America misses you for sure.

  4. What a great tribute, and from a Brit 🙂 Sweet picture. Gorgeous, both of you. And the menu? Wowza! Yes to your mint juleps–those are game changers. Have a great 4th and happy tea throwing!

  5. I would love to see you both for the tea ceremony on the Thames. Too funny!
    I hope you’ve enjoyed the holiday. That is one seriously cute baby. How precious!

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