Our Fourth of July menu, which will be served on our 4th-floor back porch, will be salad BEFORE the fireworks. Then, after the fireworks, all invited RC's, Buddhists and Orthodox Christians will re-group on our back porch for batter-dipped deep-fried fish fillets (tempura-style), shrimp in my homemade garlic and basil pesto sauce with linguine, and alcohol-free coolers, followed by a dessert of espresso chip ice cream. Yummers!
Whoops! Almost forgot to mention: the RC's are bringing cakes they bought at the best Italian bakery in town! Dessert will indeed be good.
As its is extremely hot here today (in the 90's), we'll more than likely do the deep frying on a side table on the porch. But there's no getting away from our huge frying pan to toss the shrimp with the linguine in the pesto over the kitchen stove!
Happy Independence Day, everyone!