Jul 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I had a great long weekend. Our holiday was very laid back, with just me , my son, J, and my brother, Greg.

I picked up a box of oysters at the fish market and some crawfish. We ate some oysters on the half shell while standing next to the sink and grilled the rest. I'd never done this, but we heard (meaning, 'read it on the internet') that you should put them on the grill for about 4 minutes and remove as soon as the shells beging to open. Well, that resulted in warm, uncooked oysters; not what I was looking for. We actually put them back on the grill until they really cooked in their own juices. Wow, they were phenomenally tasty!

I made a big bowl of potato salad and an awesome dessert from a recipe my mom gave me. It's just cool whip, instant vanilla pudding, canned pineapple chunks and fresh fruit. Wow, it was so good. I served it over a little pound cake - not that it needed it. I guess the guys everything because there was nothing left.

At dusk, we headed down to the bay to watch the fireworks from the seawall next to the Navarre Bridge, along with a couple hundred other people. I kicked myself for not bringing my camera or phone to take some pictures. Greg entertained us with his tales of being an actual pyrotechnician (what you call the guys who set off the fireworks). He had some great stories and it was really neat how he could describe the different kinds of fireworks going off. We made it home in time to have another helping of dessert (hey, it's a holiday!)

A good time was had by all. What a great way to celebrate our Independence Day!


  1. Well,I am so glad that my Kids and Grandson had a great time.Those oysters looked yummy.I went to the neighbors and hung out in the pool.We had a great time too!