11 July 2006

4th Grill

full grill
Originally uploaded by deepfry.
This 4th of July, my friends and I celebrated the founding of our country in much the same way that probably 90% of our fellow countrypersons celebrated: we grilled meat and then watched people blow shit up. I had a fantastic time!

To honor the beautiful diversity of this great country, we cooked up what could only be considered a melting pot of grillables:

  • eggplant
  • chicken sausage
  • chicken
  • beef sausage
  • salmon

Isn't that patriotic of us. In fact, I would argue that if you turn the grilling photo upside down and squint a bit, why, holy moly!, it looks like an American flag. quick! don't burn it!


Anyways, in addition to the grilled foods, we had a bounty of sides, reminding me of our great amber waves of grain and our mighty fruited plains. Oh yes, on the Fourth of July, God truly shed his grace on we. Specifically, in the form of two potato salads (one vegetarian, one with bacon), a cabbage salad, a green salad and green beans.

And yet, the music did not truly swell the breeze and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song until dessert. Our host and baker extraordinaire (recipe-less, i should add)provided two beautiful options:
rasberry cake cherry pie

a rasberry cake with berries from his garden and a cherry pie, both homemade. I selected the rasberry cake, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was damn good! and then we went to watch people blow shit up.


Anonymous april said...

you are too funny. when's the memoir due?

1:39 PM  

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