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Another week has come and gone and I’m realizing just how close we are to back to school. Yikes!
Our Fourth of July was spectacular. It’s my favorite holiday and I shared a little sneak at our family’s favorite traditions over on Snapchat (stayathomechef). We started the day before with a massive, but easy backyard barbecue. We had 16 people to feed so I pulled out my secret weapon: thick cut pork chops. It’s like eating steak, but on a budget. Everyone was blown away with how delicious it is. You haven’t had a good pork chop until you’ve grilled up a 2-inch, center cut pork chop. I’m telling you, you NEED to try this.
Independence Day started off with launching model rockets in a local park. This tradition has been going on in my husband’s family for decades. They have quite an arsenal of model rockets and add more every year. Granted, every year we lose a few to trees and wind so it evens out. After a brief rest period we had our 5th annual family water balloon fight. This is our first year using Bunch O Balloons where you can fill up 100 waterballoons in a minute. Game changer right there. This year we had 16 people and over 500 water balloons. It was amazing! We topped off the day with an extended family dinner with dozens of people followed by my in-laws annual neighborhood “Culdesac of Fire.” In our neck of the woods we can shoot of aerial fireworks so things get pretty spectacular (and a little scary).
As you can see, our Fourth of July celebration is steeped in tradition. Leave me a comment and let me know what your traditions are!