Hi! Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July! Mine was very low key seeing as that it was mid week.
It started off by meeting my sister and a friend at the movies to see Magic M
Although I really loved seeing Channing Tatum, I really believe now that Matthew McConaughey is crazy! My sister and I got in some serious laughs from him. Alright, alright!
Later in the afternoon, swanky boyfriend and I headed to my parents for a low key bbq. We started by snacking on a veggie platter (which will make great snackers for lunch today).
I also concocted Carrots’n’Cake skinny pina coladas.
A mixture of coconut run, coconut water, and pineapple juice make a delicious and refreshing cocktail –with a lot less calories!
Since the day started with a little rain and some clouds, I hopped in my parents jacuzzi vs. the pool. I can’t remember the last 4th of July that Vegas had rain.
The boy got to grilling (while I relaxed-I know, I’m spoiled)! On the menu-filet mignon, burgers, and hot dogs. (And there was only 4 of us!)
Tony marinated the filets overnight with olive oil, rosemary, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, thyme, onion, and salt.
We had every salad imaginable. Pasta, potato, green bean!
While the steaks were resting, I enjoyed a bit of each.
All refreshing and just perfect for this holiday, don’t you think?
Thankfully, my mom always brings a plate of food to her neighbors. Along with us taking leftovers, there was no food wasted. My family doesn’t know how to cook small meals.
It’s not a bbq without grilled corn. Slightly sweet, this corn hit the spot.
For dessert, my mom made her famous ice box cake.
Layered with lady fingers and vanilla pudding to name a few, this cake is phenomenal!
And of course it wouldn’t be 4th of July without fireworks!
My parents live next to a country club which shoots off fireworks every year. We have the best view!
It was a great 4th of July! This post is short and sweet since I am off to work in a bit!! At least tomorrow is Friday!
I have an exciting trip announcement coming up in the next post!! Can’t wait to share!
Hope you had a great 4th of July!
How was your 4th? What are your favorite bbq sides?