Our morning began with some time spent in the kitchen, preparing for back-to-back afternoon barbecues. Like any good team, we divided and conquered; Nick preparing a tasty drink for one event while I made a festive fruit salad for the other.
Nick followed this Real Simple recipe for Thyme and Lime Lemonade, spiked with just enough vodka to provide a cool, refreshing treat.
Martha, I put together a star-spangled red,
After that I simply added whole blueberries and hulled and halved strawberries to the salad.
As always, our Fourth tends to center around food and fireworks. Now that we've eaten our fill, we back home and planning to finish the night with a movie and catching the city's fireworks show from our rooftop. I hope that wherever you may be, you are having a happy and safe Fourth of July!