I had a great Fourth of July. I was a little sad that we had to pack so much fun into a one day time frame in the middle of the week. Personally, I think we all should start a petition to outlaw holidays that fall in the middle of the week. All holidays should fall on a Friday or Monday. After all, who doesn't need more three day weekends in their life? It may mean the the Fourth of July is really not on the fourth because I am not quite sure that we can rearrange the calendar. Now that I think about it, it might not be such a good idea to celebrate the Fourth of July on the Tenth of July (for example). It feels very un-American. So forget I said anything at all.
But despite feeling overwhelmed with all the mid week celebrations, I had a great time. I went to Red White & Boom on Tuesday night downtown. I met up with some friends and watched the fireworks from Huntington Park downtown. It was a fabulous fireworks show despite it being 100 degrees or so outside.
After the fireworks, I went to see Magic Mike with some girlfriends. The Arena District theater was offering $5 movies after the fireworks. Personally, this movie thing was a great deal. I was all hot and sweaty after being outside all night in the heat surrounded by hundreds of people. The theater was a great way to cool off. Plus, I avoided all of the crazy traffic after the fireworks. Can you imagine 500,000 people trying to leave the downtown area at once. I can and it is not a pretty image at all. After you picture that just picture me- one of the most impatient people ever- pulling out my hair- one-strand-at-a-time......
But back to Magic Mike..... No words.... I laughed. I covered my eyes. I laughed some more. I probably laughed at parts where you were not supposed to laugh. I also am not sure I can ever see Matthew McConaughey again without cringing. And laughing.
I did go see some local fireworks on the Fourth. It was still very hot that day. So I needed to make some goodies to share that would hold up the heat. So I decided to make this recipe from Kevin & Amanda. These were homemade honey roasted peanut butter cookies.
I will warn you that this recipe makes quite a few cookies. I saved quite a few for my co-workers on Thursday. To be honest, these were not my favorite peanut butter cookies, but my co-workers enjoyed them. And I do tend to be my own worst critic when it comes to my baking. So ignore me and give these cookies a whirl for yourself.
I hope you had a safe and happy Fourth. Leave me a comment and let me know what you did. If you plans were super fun let me know and maybe I will crash your Fourth next year!!!