Independence Day Countdown #2

Drink Station:

An easy drink station can consist of Lemonade and Ice Tea. Most everyone likes these drinks and there are lots of easy add-ins to jazz up the flavor, listed below is some flavors I use and if you want to Harden up the Lemonade for the adults the Blueberry Vodka with the lemonade is yummo!

Lemon-Peel Swirl Directions:

First cut the ends off the lemon

Scoop out meat of the lemon with a spoon.

Now you have a hollow lemon-peel

Cut down the length of the lemon-peel

Start rolling up the lemon-peel tightly

Place rubber bands around rolled up lemon-peel and keep secure for several hours.

Slice strips off your roll and use in drinks or to decorate your fish, fruit salads etc…

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Sugar-Free Lemonade:


    1 Gallon Water
    2 Cups Lemon Juice
    2 Cups Splenda


Heat 1 Cup of the water and dissolve the 2 Cups Splenda in it. Pour into pitcher with the splenda syrup, the lemon juice and the rest of the water. Stir and serve over ice

Number of Servings: 16

To Make It Ginger Lemonade:
In saucepan, bring two cups water, ginger root, and sugar to boil. Boil five minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, cover pan, and let steep fifteen minutes. Strain mixture. Add to large pitcher with remaining four cups water. Refrigerate two hours or until chilled.

To Make it Strawberry Lemonade:

To your lemonade add 1 10 oz. package frozen strawberries partially frozen.Stir to blend.

Every party should have a playlist. It revolves around your theme. Every party has a theme, from your dinner party of four ( your theme would be based around maybe what type of food your serving,to the occasion for the dinner guest) This playlist is for the July 4th celebration;

My July 4th Playlist:

  • Stars and Stripes – Military Marching Band Independence July 4Th
  • Groovin’-  The Young Rascals
  • Put Your Records On-  Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Hot Fun In the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
  • Amazing Grace – LeAnn Rimes
  • Born In the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
  • Back In the U.S.A. (Single Version)-Chuck Berry
  • Philadelphia Freedom -Elton John Elton John
  • Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
  • God Bless the U.S.A. – Lee Greenwood
  • We’re an American Band – Grand Funk Railroad
  • Rockin’ In the Free World – Neil Young Neil Young
  • Living In America – James Brown
  • R.O.C.K. In the U.S.A.  – John Mellencamp
  • Bang a Gong (Get It On) – T. Rex Electric Warrior
  • Saturday In the Park  -Chicago
  • Fourth of July Farts – The Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Star Spangled Banner (Live At Woodstock) – Jimi Hendrix

Fresh tall cool ones and the right music can enhance any party, plus a big pool or ocean to swim in.

Happy Fourth!


1 thought on “Independence Day Countdown #2”

  1. Hot Damn woman you need your own TV show! All the recipes and pictures are so gorgeous, Bon Appetite worthy no doubt! Can you be ANY more talented and cuter?

    Just touching base, I got a MacBook and a new email address. I am learning and loving it, and realize how easy and fun, not to mention how much prettier things look on screen! I have lots of time to learn and hope I can also be creative with my new wealth of knowledge and Mac fun!
    Keep on truckin’


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