The 4th of July has always been a special day in my family as it is my dad’s birthday. When I was younger and still living at home, we would always have a home cooked meal at my grandma’s house, usually accompanied by angel food cake and ice cream. Because of the time difference between the East and West coast, we would watch the beautiful fireworks shows in Washington D.C. and New York on television and then head up to our “special spot” to watch our own fireworks. Because of the location of our ranch, there are areas that have a higher elevation and we can see a large portion of our county. On clear days you can actually see all the way to the ocean. We would drive up to our water tower on a hill, park the truck and listen to music as we waited for the festivities to begin. If it was a clear night, we could watch anywhere from 3-7 firework shows from the cab. In my opinion, we had the best view in the county. It was always such a special time with family and to appreciate just how blessed and fortunate we are to live in the United States.
This week’s recipe is slightly patriotic in appearance from the blue and red colors in the blackberries paired with a white baking dish. It’s all about the red, white and blue, right? Now that I’m living away from home, I’m starting to make my own holiday traditions. Last year I made this recipe for the 4th of July and it was a hit.
June 27, 2017