We began with Babbo breadsticks and cheese spread with our triple berry cosmos before dinner. Then we ate Brad's BBQ ribs! LOTS of ribs!
Warm gorgonzola potatoes with portabello mushrooms:
We are RARELY home on the 4th of July, but when we are, this dish is a must! It is my favorite jello salad from childhood, called "Raspberry Velvet", made into a flag:
After much wine, a front row seat and patriotic songs on the front lawn of Palm Desert's fireworks, we were home for an evening swim and desserts.
Berries with marscapone creme, and puff pastry stars:
AND....the FINALE... Creme filled cupcakes with sparklers!
Everyone is still asleep. They are still in a food coma. I weighed myself, and didn't gain an ounce. I think the cook gets more exercise than everyone else. I ate very little all day. I had two glasses of wine, and lots of diet Pepsi. I had berries and no appetizers. I love the fennel salad. I've had the potatoes many times. I do love my raspberry velvet though.
Right now, there is a beautiful monkey bread baking in my oven with cinnamon topping that smells heavenly.