The 4th of July is coming up and it is by far my favorite holiday. I mean, what is there not to like about it? There are American flags proudly waving in the air, outdoor parties, grills roaring with every kind of meat you could possible want, ice cream, watermelon, cold drinks and of course, the grand finale…FIREWORKS! Who doesn’t love fireworks? Whether you enjoy blowing them up yourself or would rather sit back and enjoy the big show, they are lots of fun.
One of my favorite memories of the 4th of July as a kid is of my whole family getting together and spending hours playing kickball or football or baseball…and waiting and waiting and waiting for the homemade peach ice cream to be ready. It was always so very good and there were never any leftovers.
I miss those days and may have to bring back the homemade ice cream tradition. They have electric ones now don’t they? Or maybe it will not taste the same unless I crank it myself! No matter what your particular traditions are spend some quality time with the ones you love, enjoy the food and the fireworks and take a moment to remember all the ones who gave their lives defending our freedoms.
While you are running down your party checklist, if you haven’t already done so, you should have your air conditioner serviced before the 4th. It would be horrible for it to stop working just as your guests are arriving. No one wants to be without cool air in July! Give Carmine’s a call at 203-791-8089 and we will be happy to make sure nothing stops your festivities.