I've always enjoyed the 4th of July weekend as it is usually a long weekend spent eating great food with wonderful friends. This 4th was no exception. My friend Lauren prepared the most amazing vegan food and had a picnic at her house before we all headed out for our much anticipated evening at the Hollywood Bowl (Hall & Oates were preforming). I was so excited for this day of food, friends and fun I couldn't wait.
I remember going to stay with my grandmother over the summer when my sister and I were little. We were there for the 4th of July and a HUGE party was thrown by a friend. They rented an ice cream truck and everything on it was free. All the ice cream and candy you could want. Heaven for the kids. This is how I felt at the picnic yesterday. It was an amazing spread of treats. Lauren outdid herself. Each bite better than the last.
|Every surfas was used to hold food|
The croutons in this salad were AMAZING! My friend over at I Dream of Greenie and I had to sample a few before the salad went out.
|Veggies prepped for the grill|
|Srumptious homemade pretzels|
|Start of the food coming out|
|Apple & Cheddar scones|
|White chocolate raspberry tart|
|batch of the crutons|
Believe it or not this isn't even all of the food we had. OOO the gumbo was mouthwatering. I wish I had snapped a picture of that. Plus she made a few drinks for us
Our day continued when we went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Hall & Oates. What a great way to wrap up our day. So many great songs and a fun crowd.
|Enjoying Hall & Oates|
|They arrive on stage|
|Did I mention fireworks!|
I can't even begin to thank Lauren for making such a wonderful meal. And all of my friends for making this a great holiday weekend. Hope all of you are having a happy 4th.
How did you spend your 4th?