4th of July pancakes4th of July is this week, and I am so excited. It is one of my favorite holidays, I love everything about it. We celebrate our country and after the show that DC put on for Memorial Day, I cannot wait to see what goes on around here for the 4th. It should be ah-mazing. We are leaving on Monday for a long overdue vacation, so we are staying in town and having a low key holiday. We will find a good spot to watch the fireworks, and make a few snacks to eat while we are watching.

1. I made these Firework pancakes for Bisquick recently. These would be a fun way to start the day wouldn’t they? There are some other fun breakfast ideas on their Facebook page too.


2. If you need some ideas on what to make for your barbecue, I’d try Grilled Corn with Herb Butter, Hot Corn Dip, Flank Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce, Lemonade Cake, Pineapple Arugula Mojitos, and Barbecue Sauce to start. These are some of my summer favorites, and I think that they will be yours as well.

02-over-the-river-533x800photo from SLR Lounge

3. I always have good intentions that I am going to get some good firework shots. I never too. It is because I always forget my tripod. Not this year! This article from SLR Lounge gives some great tips to capture all of the beauty of your firework display.

flag4. Martha shares a great article of the ever important flag etiquette.

I hope that you have a happy and healthy 4th of July!