Monday, July 02, 2012

Movin' Slowly Near Philadelphia

This photo was from last year. Or perhaps the year before that. Dunno. It's still good. And timely.

I've been living in my kitchen -- a little over a week ago I got on a baking jag of epic proportions: banana/coconut bread with lime glaze, blueberry muffins, coconut custard pie, puppy biscuits. chocolate chip cookies, more blueberry muffins, English muffin bread, and a chocolate cake. Beyond baking, yesterday I made a lemony orzo salad and today a huge bowl of potato salad. Don't know what else might strike my fancy.

Fourth of July is a major event Near Philadelphia. I wrote about it here and here. Our good friend Bill, the driving force of the local Patriotic Association is in hospital this year, so the rest of us have to be sure to make the holiday happen. It's the least we can do for him. Perhaps that's why I've been the crazed cook.

Tom, Anastasia, Nate and Aberdeen (TANA) arrived yesterday and are staying with us. Amy, Eli and Andrew are driving up today and staying with her parents. Sherry and her kids will be joining us tomorrow evening. and All of the aforementioned plus many more will be here on Wednesday.

So if you don't hear from me for a while, it's 'cuz we're celebrating. Celebrating freedom and independence. Celebrating family and friends. And celebrating Grandbaby Number Six, recently announced, who will be the finest Christmas gift ever!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Hugs to you, my friend; hugs for freedom and family and for home made goodies on which to feast!

Janet O. said...

Wow, Nancy, I want to be at your 4th of July picnic!
I have just been baking the bare necessities lately--bread and granola. I don't want to heat up the house with the oven.
Have a grand time with your family clan--mine will be spread out for this holiday.

LizA. said...

My goodness, I'm exhausted just reading about all that activity...or maybe it's from all the painting I'm still doing. Anyway, congrats on no. 6......

Char said...

Have a wonderful celebration and congratulations!

Salem Stitcher said...

I can just see you in that wonderful kitchen of yours making all those goodies to share! Happy 4th to you all and congratulations on grandbaby no. 6! What a blessed child to come into your incredible family!