Monday, June 29, 2009
Red, White and Boom! This is the Week!
This week will be a short one for many of us, as far as work is concerned, since Saturday is July 4th and many have Friday off, too. What a wonderful holiday the 4th is! The first " big bash" of summer filled with cookouts, fireworks and watermelon. In some places there will be parades and blaring firetrucks , with little kids sitting on curbs, covering their ears. Folks will be gathering up the potato salad and watermelon for picnics and cookouts.
Here in Lawton, a lot of people head for the many lakes that are available. One year, we joined friends for a cookout by the lake and the fireworks display out there was something to behold; I've never seen so many fireworks set off just by individuals. We found out, in later years, that we can drag lawn chairs and cans of Pepsi to the end of our driveway and enjoy the same spectacular display without leaving home!
If you are someone who can't get out to view fireworks, I have a suggestion: Sit in your easy chair with your hot dog and Pepsi and turn on PBS for the Boston Pops Concert. I haven't checked the listings, yet, but every year the Boston Pops Orchestra does a fantastic concert with a fireworks display over Boston Harbor. It's the next best thing to watching them in a crowd and then trying to make it through the smoke to your car, just so you can fight your way out of the traffic....oh...maybe it's better! No matter which way you like to celebrate Independence Day, have a happy and safe one!
Here's my menu for the week:
Monday, June 29
Lemon Pepper Squash
Tuesday, June 30
Baked Steak and Gravy
Wednesday, July 1
Thursday, July 2
Toasted Subs w/ ham, lettuce, tomato and cheese
Friday, July 3
Macaroni and Cheese
Saturday, July 4
Grilled Pork Chops
Cream Cheese- Swirled Brownies w/ ice cream
I will be joining OrgJunkie for MPM today!