With all the rain that was predicted for the holiday yesterday, Mike and I decided to stay home and have a laid back, quiet, and relaxing day.
We enjoyed a little shower during the morning but that only seemed to encourage the thermometer and the humidity level to rise.
Mike slipped out to a nearby farm stand and picked up some squash, since ours is still in the grow and bloom stage. We diced up bell peppers, yellow squash, and onions and seasoned them up well and cooked them in a foil pouch on the grill. To that we added burgers, smoked sausages, and hot dogs. Plus, we had a fresh, vine-ripened tomato! Yum!
Now, I must confess, when I say WE cooked, what I really mean is Mike cooked it all on the grill. As you know, I don't grill. We ate up and crashed in a stuffed-with-good-food coma in front of the TV to watch something via DVR while we listened to the muffled pops of neighbor's fireworks.
While Mike was grilling, though, I stirred up a deliciously, rich and gooey, yummy-to-the-max cake. If you want to stir up one of the easiest, most delicious desserts you will ever pop your lips on, hop over to my recipe blog for this recipe for Turtle Cake.
While we wound up getting very little rain yesterday, we hope you enjoyed celebrating our freedom just as much as we did and also remembered that our freedom certainly doesn't come free. Lots of folks paid the price for us and we are ever grateful for their sacrifice.