It’s Independence Day! I love this holiday so much, and last year I talked about why. I also love it because my family has done the same thing for the 4th every year since I was small: We go to my “aunt” and “uncle’s” house. I use quotes here because they’re really family friends, but I count them as family. We make a great spread, eat, and then lay in the pool and visit and listen to 70s music. It’s great fun, and my sis and two “cousins” and I don’t have kids, so for the day, we get to be the kids, and it’s awesome. I’m particularly excited about what I’m bringing food-wise this year.
My dad is diabetic, as is my aunt, and I recently asked my dad what his favorite dessert is, and he told me coconut cream pie. I’ve been trying to find a good recipe and think I found one from The Food Network. But I substituted coconut milk for half and half, used a sugar-free crust, and used a small amount of agave instead of sugar. I tasted the filling, and oh my, it’s tasty. I topped it with sugar-free whipped cream and toasted coconut.
I also found this alcoholic drink recipe and decided to try it. It’s an alcoholic lemonade with frozen lemonade concentrate, lime juice, coconut rum, and ice. I’ll be adding some ginger ale once I’ve blended the mix. I’ll get back to you on how it is. I found this recipe on Pinterest via Myrecipes.com.
Looks like summer.
Whatever you’re doing today, have a great time! Be safe and enjoy.