"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Big Bang theory

by Julie Tilsner on July 6, 2007

in Good Ideas Gone Bad

BangFourth of July has come and gone. We grilled hamburgers for the kids, cut up a giant watermelon and steamed some corn on the cob. Although Tony manned the grill, the nits found displeasure in the honey-wheat buns I’d bought, and the unfamiliar flavors of fresh ground beef burgers, and didn’t eat more than a few bites of their meal. Apparently, though, it is possible to fill yourself up with half a watermelon.

The fillet mignon we grilled for ourselves fared better. And there was Mexican beer courtesy of my neighbor, and a very good Pinot Grigot.

In a brief moment of inspiration, I considered taking another whack at that blackberry cobbler. In the end, with blackberries costing $4 a basket at Trader Joe’s, I thought better of it.

This is your cue, gentle readers, to dazzle me with your Fourth of July fare.

In other news, I’ve ordered the paella pan online, and I expect it to arrive next week. I promised you paella, or my version thereof. And danmit, you’ll eat it, and like it.

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danielle July 6, 2007 at 9:51 pm

I don’t know that I’d go so far as to call it dazzling, but we grilled bratwurst that had been simmered in beer and onions, grilled veggies and corn on the cob, potato salad and, for dessert, strawberry shortcake.


Holler July 7, 2007 at 4:15 pm

Sounds like a good celebration! The fireworks looked rather impressive!


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