On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to
freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues
across the country.
So Get Out That Red-Checkered Tablecloth, Fire Up The Grill and Have a Wonderful Fourth Of July!
The 4th of July and barbecues go hand-in-hand, so it’s probably no surprise that over an estimated 150 million hot dogs are consumed in the United States each Independence Day.
On that very first day of independence in 1776, the meal for John Adams and wife Abigail included turtle soup, poached salmon, peas and boiled potatoes (which, strangely enough, happens to be among the ingredients in some hot dogs).
For dessert, the couple had a treat called apple pandowdy, similar to apple cobbler.
No reports of a scoop of ice cream on top of that pandowdy, however. I wonder what they would think of a table like this below…..
I Have Found a Few Ideas That Might Help You Celebrate The Birthday Of Our Country This Year….ENJOY!
Add bunting to your porch to welcome guests this 4th of July. Buy several yards of patriotic-pattern fabric (determine length based on where the bunting will hang).
Starting at one end, gather the fabric about every 24 inches and secure the gathers using red, white, or blue yarn. Use the same color of yarn to attach the bunting to a porch rail.
Best Hotdog Marinade!! “Left out of the oil, the remaining ingredients became a light BBQ sauce. Glazed with the marinate/sauce during cooking and it crusted oven the hot dogs very well. This recipe is a must try that you and your kids will love.”
Safety Tips For Your Pet on the Fourth of July.
If the 4th of July picnic’s at your house this year, this DIY Table Runner is the perfect addition for holiday decor. It’s quick, super easy to make and there’s no sewing involved.
* Wrap dollar store American flags around water bottles. *
4th of July Cookout / Party Buckets For Kids...Think I’m Gonna Do This For The Grandkids Next Year.
Need a Patriotic Project for the 4th of July? Build an American Flag Out Of a Pallet with the steps in this blog! ( I Made One Of These!)
This Patriotic Necklace craft for kids is perfect for the 4th of July!
Don’t Your Love These Bandana Cushions? No-sew pillow covers crafted from contrasting bandannas. Sandwich one cushion between two scarves, then join each corner together with a rubber band and hide bands with thin ribbon, as shown.
Yes, You Can Really Make a Watermelon Fountain. Complete DIY Instructions Provided! (Use A Beverage Spigot Instead Of a Hose Spigot)
Red, White and Blue Apples are the perfect Patriotic Treat. Even better, they’re only 3 ingredients! Candy coated apples dipped in blue sprinkles. So cute, so easy and so yummy!
I made these Scrap Wood Fireworks this year and Love Them!
Red, White & Wow! Create a Patriotic Wreath this year for a Gorgeous 4th Of July! (My Daughter made me one this year LOVE IT!)
Freeze blue berries blackberries and strawberries or raspberries in water in an ice cube tray. Serve with sprite! Cute and tasty! Cute and Tasty Fourth of July Drink!
If you are having a family gathering this 4th of July, you could make your croquet set fun and festive with star garland. Croquet is fun for both kids and adults, and it can add to your patriotic decorations. Just tightly wrap the wickets with the star garland and your lawn will sparkle with red, white and blue.
- America, My Hometown “When I travel about this great nation, I never cease to frown,….
- for wherever I seem to land and settle, I call……
- America, my hometown When I cross the Golden Gate in Frisco Bay, the western States,the Rockies and great plains, my heart wells up with pride,….
- from emotions felt deep inside, and my tears become so hard to hide. America, my hometown.
- From the golden shores and shining cities of the west and along the sandy shores towns and villages of the GARDEN STATE things still look simply great.
- all through colonial new England and up to rugged coastline of the great State of Maine. our peoples’ quest and dreams of liberty ,and freedom still remain the same. for justice,freedom and liberty for all, still ring true today,…..
- just as the liberty bell, in our founders’ yesterday. America, my hometown.Along the mighty Mississippi from Minneapolis to New Orleans,…
- .our country’s morality and patriotic spirit is alive and well, just as all our other great and noble dreams. America,my hometown.
Happy Birthday America!
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