4th of July at Home

For the 4th this year we had a quiet day at home with our families, since all the public events and fireworks shows closed for COVID.  Since we were’t going to go out anyway, I wanted to do a holiday dinner party which I have never done for the 4th.  I pulled out my wedding cobalt vases and filled them with red and white flowers.  I loved how the vibrant cobalt matched with my vibrant red goblets.  I decided to go with a flag theme, and designed some name tags and stars and stripes confetti that I cut out with my Silhouette.  I tried to match the food with the red, white and blue theme as much as possible, so I made some cheese boards in those colors for an appetizer and strawberry salad with a strawberry vinaigrette.  I recently found this recipe for peach basil chicken and we love it so much that it has quickly became a favorite that I frequently make, and I thought it was a great summer entree that I wanted my family to try.  The first time I made it I also made Yorkshire puddings, and Vu loved it that way so much that he only wants me to serve it with them.  Which works for me because I love Yorkshire puddings so much.  Then for dessert I made a red, white and blue fruit + brownie bites plate with creme anglaise.  It was all so delicious!  Afterwards we waited for a while until it got close to dark and lit some sparklers (I told Vu to do something fun and he just did circles…  😂) and watched my neighbors home fireworks from our balcony.  It was a perfect night with one of our beautiful Snoqualmie sunsets and a bright full moon rise.

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