As I type this post, I am watching fireworks on TV from the East coast as I anticipate the fireworks here in Arizona. In other words, life ain’t too bad 😉 Happy 4th of July, everyone!!
I’ve got to keep this post somewhat short because I am in the midst of packing for my trip to Maui – I leave TOMORROW! I hope to have Internet access while I’m there so that I can blog about the restaurants and activities my mom and I will experience, but if not – expect a full recap when I return next Saturday!
Our 4th of July feast was nothing short of magnificent, and I’m sure that you all know by now who that can be attributed to: none other than Papa Bender!!
Our meal included the American classics in honor of the holiday. There was corn-on-the-cob.
Fresh watermelon balls (this was my contribution to the meal – ha, the easiest part!!).
And the all-time fave, Chicago hot dogs, with grilled veggies on a pretty plate thanks to P. Bend.
Here’s my hot dog on a whole wheat bun, covered in veggies and ketchup.
And in order to get into the proper “spirit” (get it?!), some white wine was also involved.
It was a delicious meal, with good company and good conversation. I love holidays
But the best was yet to come. You know, I’m always up for life-changing opportunities, and when Gena presented one the other day and Kath confirmed how amazing it truly was, I knew I had to give it a try. So just what did I decide to make?
Banana Soft Serve! And wow, Gena wasn’t kidding. I actually ended up using the Vita-Mix for this one because we don’t have a food processor. I kept the speed on variable low (1 to 3) and it only took about one minute before it was ice cream-like in texture. I then found a parfait glass in my parent’s cabinet and knew it would be perfect for the occasion.
This was simply two bananas, but the result was FANTASTIC. Seriously, try this right now! It tastes just like ice cream, but it’s all fruit – I don’t think it gets much better than that! If you need further proof, I just so happened to document one of the bites…
Speaking of parfait glasses, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, K!! Love that your birthday is also America’s 😉
And that, my friends, was the highlight of my holiday. I hope all of you enjoyed yours! And even if you’re not in the U.S….I hope you still had a very happy 4th of July 😉
Time to pack…ahh! I hope to still be able to read your blogs while I’m gone!