Happy Birthday, USA!
Posted: Jul 17 2016
Even though Independence Day has been celebrated since the 18th century, it wasn’t a federal holiday until 1941. We decided to have an old fashioned and low key 4th of July celebration this year, with a simple back yard barbecue, beer margaritas and a croquet tournament.
We had beer brats and lamp chops. YUM!
Wouldn’t be the 4th without potato salad and corn on the cob.
It was a bit humid, so beer margaritas in the back yard were perfect.
Homemade peach pie with store bought vanilla ice cream. YUM! YUM! (that’s right a double yum)
Gina won the croquet tournament in a clean sweep. (ok, Mr. Jones was tough competition, Bobby held his own, April last one out).
We ended the evening with a spectacular fire works display at the Evanston beach!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day celebration!