I hope you have plans for a wonderful, restful, long holiday weekend. I always consider the 4th of July to be the official start to summer.
Here in Southern California we often endure “June gloom” which means most mornings we wake up to low clouds and fog with the sun breaking through sometime after noon. July starts the warmer, sun-filled days and temperatures to encourage more outdoor time than indoors.
Dining outside is routine now through mid-September. Grilled meats, cobblers and salads fill us until October, when we’re ready for fall /winter meals.
Tyler Florence :: Ultimate Barbecued Chicken
Bobby Flay :: Mesa Grill’s Southwestern Potato Salad
Trisha Yearwood :: Easy Peach Cobbler
Summer fruit is readily available and the grill becomes the cooking tool of choice.
I love the celebration of Independence Day. Fireworks, a sense of patriotism and a holiday!
I hope this Independence Day provides you and yours a relaxing day filled with good food, fun with friends and family and fireworks!
Happy 4th of July