Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Little Late

Our Forth of July....A Little Late, but here it is as promised 
for my new found friend in Greece sexta-feira
I've been a little under the weather the last two days with a headache. But feeling much better today. :D

Our Flag flying proud on the front porch.
My girls have always wanted to fly the Welsh flag too, but I thought we might get kicked out of the country haha, or at very least get our house egged especially on Independence Day.

Food being prepped. Steak a little well done, but still tasty, hot dogs, and salami to go with the dogs.
Miss Hayley, preparing the deviled eggs.

A yummy potato dish prepared by Mrs Jenny and a vegetable dish, requested by Miss Rachael,  (I cooked it the other night for a vegetarian friend who just had a baby,
 and Rachael thought it was delish).
I can't find the recipe card now, but it was a two large potatoes sliced, 2 zucchinis sliced and a large steak tomato sliced, layer potatoes, zucchinis, and tomato and sprinkle a mixture of dried onion soup and parmesan cheese in between each layer of veggies. Cook on 375ºF for 40 minutes, then cover and cook for another 10 minutes until veggies are cooked though. Voila!

Deviled eggs all finished. They didn't stay on the plate for very long. :D

Home Made Ice Cream prepared by my Son in Law, Scott. That was delicious too, with malt balls crushed and added into the ice-cream.

A beautiful center piece for the patio table.

This year we decided for the first time to sit up on the roof to watch the fireworks. Above are two of the girls spreading blankets and beach towels to sit on.
Last year we went to our local baseball field, but didn't see very much as we were sitting under the overhead cover. Plus fighting the crowds....

Our roof top view of the city. It's kind of a bleary picture,  I couldn't find the 
night time thingy on my camera.

The kids sitting on the lower part of the roof eating the delicious ice-cream.

We saw some fireworks in the distance, in two different directions, 
but I think the best part for the kids was sitting up on the roof. 

Well I hope you enjoyed a peek into Half Acre's 4th of July festivities.
I'm off  to join my hubby who is pulling weeds in our new lawn, that isn't doing too well. 
But more on that another day.
Happy Saturday everyone.

Blessings, from Half Acre!


  1. Hello Sue!
    I'm so glad to see this wonderful post! Thank you for mentioning me!
    I had a feeling you would upload great pictures and I was right!
    Everything looks delicious and I think I'll try that potato dish!
    As happened with your previous post about the Getty Center, I feel like I magically traveled there for some moments. I love the picture with the palm trees, too!
    Enjoy your weekend! ;)

    1. You are so sweet! I hope you had a great weekend. :)

  2. Found your blog from Crafty Gardener. Never late to share patriotism!!!Deviled eggs NEVER last too long around here. Your food looked great. Our neighbors spend so much money on fireworks, all we have to do is set up lawn chairs and watch for at least an hour. Glad someone can afford all of them. Sitting on the roof does look fun. Now following.

    1. Ann it's so nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my little Half Acre Blog and for now following me. I will come visit your blog too. Watching a great firework display is always fun, especially when you don't have to spend all that money to enjoy them. Hope your having a great weekend. :)

  3. It looks like you had a very nice 4th. Great food and fireworks fit the bill! I had some of each here on Canada Day.

  4. Hello Sue!

    I've chosen you to pass on an award! Come see!

  5. yummmmmmmmmmmmmm - Deviled eggs, they disappeared fast too - and sitting on the roof that's a fun memory.. Ice cream - O' my goodness I wants some - wink!
    Glad you had a happy 4th!
    Hugs, for a wonderful day