Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Quiet Fourth at Home

Nick and the Dews were away for the fourth, so Mom, EZ and I had a low key, and very warm day at home. The temperatures had been hovering around 100, so we definitely knew sitting outside for live fireworks would be way too hot. We decided to once again invite our neighbor, Charlie, to join us for dinner, and he happily obliged. 

Our morning began with a red, white and blue breakfast, followed by a nice rain which we needed to cool things off!

 Charlie found this little guy on our front walkway when he arrived.

These are my Liberty Blue dishes which I love to use in the summer, beginning in July. Each piece has a different historic building or scene.

Babybacks and baked beans are a must on the fourth, along with corn, carrots and macaroni and cheese.

Charlie has been such a faithful neighbor to us since EZ's diagnosis. You can read a past post about him here. He not only continues to bring our paper right to our front porch every morning, but he now brings our mail up as well, and always returns our trash can to its spot after collection every Monday.

And what would the day be without an All American dessert...our favorite alternative to apple pie - PW apple dumplings with glazed walnuts and a little bit of whipped cream (we were out of vanilla ice cream)!

We hope you all had a blessed fourth celebrating our country's independence. May we never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy, and the sacrifices that were made to get us here.


  1. You always have the best looking meals!! And your home looks lovely! I hope all is well and good health continues to abound! - Susan

    1. Thank you Susan! All is well with us and we certainly wish the same for you!

  2. Hi Linda and EZ,

    I'm starting a new blog called 'Boston's Test Kitchen' and you have won the honor of being first highlighted chef! All you need to do is ship samples, (leftovers work) of your Fourth of July feast to me (at my expense of course) for intensive sampling and evaluation.

    Or I could fly out and help Charlie with the trash can before the next holiday?

    Well, whatever you decide, the warmth for family and friends is inspiring.

    Blessings to you Linda and EZ.

    1. You really had me going for a minute Stephen! EZ used to travel quite often to Boston back in his IBM days...we love it there and are thankful you have Dana-Farber close by. Thanks for giving me a good chuckle and if you lived closer you would certainly be invited for dinner...no trash can duty necessary! Stay well!