I LOVE holidays! I love making food, especially fancy or themed food, I love decorating, and most importantly, I love not having to go to work!!!!
This year for the Fourth I was honestly pretty exhausted, so I didn't do that much, what with being 7 months pregnant and all.
Also, Hawaii (while you cannot deny that the islands have benefitted from it) may or may not have had much choice/ been too happy about becoming the 50th state.
Sooooo, it's not a huge holiday here, especially on Molokai where Native Sovereignty Movement (probably rightfully so- but that's a whole discussion for another day) is very alive and well.
Anyway. I didn't decorate at all. But I did spend the weekend cooking up some good grub.
Here's what we made with linked recipes:
Homemade Ice Cream
Olive Garden Salad
Grits with Maple Roasted Bacon- Recipe Below
Red White and Blue Rice Krispies- Recipe below
Grits with Maple Roasted Bacon
1 pkg bacon
2 TBS Maple Syrup
1.5 cups water
1.5 cups milk
1 cup grits
2 TBS butter
2-3 TBS sugar
Preheat oven to 350 for bacon.
Separate bacon on cookie sheet
Bake for 15-30 minutes until slightly brown.
Drain some fat, flip and drizze on maple syrup.
Bake an additional 5 minutes until your reach your desired level of crispyness.
Boil water, turn heat to med. Add rest of ingredients. Stir until thick.
Top with bacon. It's pretty easy.
3 bags marshmallows
3 TBS butter
1 box rice krispie cereal
1 tsp vanilla
Red White and blue sprinkles
Melt marshmallows with butter in a huge pot over low heat on stove.
When melted stir in vanilla (and 3/4 cup peanut butter if desired) and cereal
Shape onto a half sheet pan rubbed with butter
Top with patriotic sprinkles.
Because I hate using the recipe on the box. 9 cups of cereal.....WHY?!?!?!?! What am I supposed to do with the other 2 cups? Eat 1.5 mornings of plain Rice Krispies??? So dumb!