Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone had a great day today. We had my parents over for dinner and to watch the fireworks from our back balcony. I think everyone had a good time, and I know the food was good, though, as always, there was too much of it.

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We had “barbecue” ribs braised in the oven–our version of Alton Brown’s “Who Loves Ya Baby Back” Ribs. I also made cole slaw, a new recipe for Garlic Fries with Horseradish & Spicy Mustard Dipping Sauce, and Pioneer Woman’s Fried Corn Fritters.

For dessert, there was a Lemon Bar Tart and my take on Ben & Jerry’s Uncanny Cashew Ice Cream–a sweet cream vanilla base with caramel-coated roasted cashews and a salted caramel swirl. I even managed to get the caramel sauce right on the first try this time! (More than once, I’ve gotten impatient at the lengthy process of making caramel and turned my attention elsewhere–only to be snapped back to reality by a blacked pot of burned sugar goo. As Alton would say, “That’s not Good Eats.”)

Anyway, I was lucky to be surrounded by family and friends for the Fourth, and had a great time. I hope everyone else did, too!

One Response to “Happy 4th of July!”

  1. Mom

    It was a good time. Great food and fun. Thanks for having me

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