|White Daisy, Campanula and Red Bee Balm
The flowers are thriving because of the last few weeks of cool wet days (the weeds too…but hey it is a holiday)
We will enjoy a relaxed family dinner and fireworks over Lake Waconia.
The 4th of July is a time for appreciating the American way of life and makes us nostalgic for days past. Flags flying, bike parades, sparklers, roasted marshmallows and hotdogs….
John is on a 65 mile bike ride today. The Tour d’amico sponsored by a well known Minneapolis area restaurant. He jokingly told me that if he rides too slowly, there won’t be any food left at the end of the race. I can solve that…..I am making my own version of D’Amico Chicken Cherry Pasta.
Here is the recipe from Tastebook that is the inspriration….and here is Chicken Cherry Pasta Sweetwater Style:
D’Amico Style Chicken & Cherry Pasta SaladDressing
- 2 cups real mayo (light works fine)
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 2 T cider vinegar
- 2 T water
- pepper and salt
- 1 box pasta cooked (I use rotini or large pasta shells)
- The meat from 1 rotisserie chicken
- 1 cup dried cherries (they are cheap at CostCo
- 3 green onions with tops chopped
- Combine sugar and vinegar. Add everything else and whisk together. Pour over salad ingredients.
This salad can be made ahead and keeps 3-4 days.
It is probably too late to start decorating now….but for you procrastinators….here are some fun ideas.
Yeah…I know I told you I wasn’t a Martha Stewart fan…but she really knows how to do the 4th of July.
Decorating for the 4th from Martha Stewart
Here are 21 July 4th ideas from FamilyFun.com
Have a wonderful holiday!