Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Celebration

Now that I have become part of America, I have truly understood and how meaningful 4th of July to the lives of all Americans. If it wasn't for my citizenship application, I would have never appreciated by heart to comprehend and memorize word by word, The Star Spangled Banner". I can see the point now why 4th of July is a big holiday celebration in this country.

To my fellow Americans, I haven't the faintest how you celebrate your 4th of July. In honor of U.S. Independence Day, we had a big celebration with jillions of food at our house with our closest friends then we went to the beach to watch the fireworks at dusk.

To start the feast, allow me first to share with you the 13 Simple Steps to a Traditional "Yankee'' Lobster Bake created by hubby, and with his permission for letting me copied the recipe from his Facebook.

Step 1: Go to your local hardware store and purchase a brand new aluminum trash barrel, cold weld all the seams so it becomes water tight.
Step 2: Place 3 bricks and then a replacement grill to the bottom of the barrel. Add 3-4 inches of water and then add a can of Old Bay seasoning.
Step 3: Add Old Bay Seasoning.
Step 4: Heat up the charcoal.
Step 5: Add your potatoes and corn.
Step 6: Add Mr.Lobster.
Step 7: Make sure you place lobster's hard shell down.
Step 8: Add your crabs... hard shel down too.
Step 9: Add your dogs and linguica. Good ideal to use cheese cloth to keep potatoes, dogs, clams and linguica bundled together for easy handling.

Step 10: Add your eggs... why eggs? When the eggs are done and hard boiled, everything else is done too.
Step 11: Steam contents for 2 hours under hot coals.
Step 12: After 2 hours everything is done!

... and Step 13,


On July 3rd- I was hoping to take plenty of photographs at the party, but more than anything else I got hooked of the laughters and stories with friends. I relied and hopeful I could get some photos from my friends but none of them haven't yet uploaded the pics. Besides, my first DSLR is kaput. I shot with hubby's camera but I refrain to use it because it is pretty heavy on my hand that I might dropped it. At the moment, here are the photos I took at the party.

The whole gang. Thank you for coming!

My niece KD with her adorable son, K-O.

On the day of the 4th of July, we just stayed home getting some long naps to reenergize ourselves after all the happy hour of party. Then, spent the whole afternoon in the backyard picture taking.

We dressed up in American flag shirt to show our patriotism. I got my shirt in boy's section at K-Mart then I cut the sleeves. Obviously, Mr.Freddy's shirt came from Old Navy... given by his Grammie.


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Carrie said...

First time visiting your blog and I love it! You guys look like you had a great feast for the 4th! Really great pictures!
Am a new follower now!
xo carrie

Angela said...

Nam nam!!!! Super photos!!! j aime ce plat et les lunettes sont aussi très beau!!!
Angela Donava

Rosalia said...

Aww such nice pictures! Hope you had a great fourth of July! :)


Caroline said...

I love how you celebrate the 4th of July. It seems like such a nice family festivity!

LV said...

This looks like it was an amazing celebration. The food looks so good and I love the pictures!


Olesya said...

mmm) excellent! I think you had a good day:)

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Reese Milania said...

We had a quiet fourth of july, we just stayed here at home lol. Cute sunnies! Happy fourth again!

MIRIAM said...

Wonderful pictures!!! I like it!!!
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Yum yum and looks like loads of fun!


Louisa said...

I love these pictures! And that food looks delicious!

t said...

Great pics! Looks like fun and delicious times!


♥B said...

looks super fun. i love the glasses!


Monique said...

wow looks like you guys had a blast! love how everyone got into the festivities with the colors.

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Christine said...

Wow, thanks for the Lobster Bake instructions! Love the egg tip!

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Absolutely Mrs. K said...

oh wow those pictures look amazing, love love the color theme. how simple can cooking be, i have never ever seen something like that

Annachiara Savio said...

ohhh WOW!!!my darling great photos!!!it's all fantastic :D

Mina said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, I am already following you


Kimberly said...

great photos glad you and freddy had a great time the kids are adorable!


Noelle Chantal said...

Aww what a wonderful day of celebration 4th of July! and your A Tee with those A glasses -super cute!! And Mr. Freddy is looking pretty cool and cute too! :)

Lyosha said...

oh, sooo cute! lovely clothes! and the food looks sooo yammy!

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Oh my Dior! said...

you and your son look awesome with your 4th of july outfits!


kira said...

great pics! love the fun sunglasses


devorelebeaumonstre. said...

so much yummy food! x


Melly said...

Great pics. :)

blorange dice said...

what a great fourth of july!!! i love this post/love your blog/love your pictures and am definitely up for following each other. (: sorry it took me so long to respond!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I love your outfit!!! You look amazing and I especially love the photo where you both are wearing those funky glasses. Such cute photos!

cherie said...

the food looks amazing! my family in texas celebrates 4th of july by having a cookout as well. :) cute sunglasses!

Samantha said...

looks like you had a blast!
what a great way to celebrate the 4th and the lobster looks yummy :)

Sweet said...

FOOD overload...the lobster and the rest of the sea foods looks really good...nam nam nam!!!!


JustPatience said...

Lovely blog. Your son is very cute.


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