July 4th Celebration

Our celebration of the fourth took us to Holston Lake in Bristol, TN.

It was my first visit to this particular lake. It was down because of drought about 10 feet. It is a really deep lake, so not a big deal except it wasn’t as pretty as usual.

A few pics.

my sis and hubby and sis’s boat

dad, donnie, linda and dad’s boat

dad, trudy, hubby, steve and dad’s boat

my grandsons a little over one month old..as you can see they are not identical which is a good thing for me

And a pic of my rice salad. For a large crowd you should double or even triple this accordingly. Again I used dried tomatoes which are good, but fresh are the bomb. Dried tomatoes do travel a little better though.

Summertime Rice Salad

2 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red bell pepper — finely diced
3 scallions — chopped
1 carrot — chopped
3 tablespoons fresh dill — chopped
1 cucumber — unpeeled and diced
1 tomato — peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk — diced
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Put rice in a serving bowl and pour 2 tablespoons lemon juice and oil over. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste. Toss well with fork.

Allow to cool.

Prepare all the remaining ingredients and blend.

Add parmesan cheese.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katiez
    Jul 06, 2007 @ 15:33:33

    Aaah, summer boating! We used to do lots of it…brings back some wonderful memories!


  2. Kalyn
    Jul 06, 2007 @ 18:30:10

    Cute kids! I love it that they aren’t identical. I can tell you’re a proud grandma.


  3. Sue
    Jul 06, 2007 @ 18:41:25

    Yes Kalyn I am a proud grandma for sure!

    Katiez boating is my all time favorite thing to do. I could never give it up unless I simply have to.

    I told hubby that soon we might have to figure a way to hook rocking chairs to a ski rope.


  4. Coffee & Vanilla
    Jul 07, 2007 @ 04:33:02

    Sounds like a good summer dish, I will try it soon.
    Greetings from London,


  5. JMom
    Jul 09, 2007 @ 14:46:06

    omg, the twins are just adorable! 🙂

    This recipe sounds great, especially since we are now getting buried in cucumber from the garden. lol!


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