Friday, July 2, 2010

To The Red White and Blue

~ Freedom lies in being bold.~
Robert Frost

The 4th Watermelon
 Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men
and so it must be daily earned and refreshed
- else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

~ Freedom is never free. ~

Cherries and Stars

 The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
 ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you
 -- ask what you can do for your country.
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

~Going to be making this for the weekend~

Red White and Blue Dessert for the 4th of July
Super Easy Fruit Parfait

4 C Strawberries, washed and sliced
4 C Blueberries, washed
1 White Cake Mix, baked and sliced into 1" cubes
and some cut with a star cookie cutter for garnish
2 Containers Cool whip, defrosted
In a clear glass container large enough to hold 12 cups volume; layer strawberries, blueberries, cake, and cool whip in 1 inch layers. Garnish as desired.
Refrigerate until serving.
I found some star shaped marshmallows at Wally World in red white and blue colors that will look really cute in this recipe too.

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free...
and other people would be also free.
~ Rosa Parks

Have a blessed and safe holiday weekend! 

Credits for graphics~Photobucket


Leann said...

Sounds yummy. Love the vintage look of your photos!

Enjoy the 4th!

Holly said...

Sounds yummy! Wishing I were there and not here by myself while my sweet and loving hubby is out protecting our freedom! Someone has to do it! :) Love yall and Happy 4th!

Cinner said...

Cora, your posts always make me admire how proud you are of your country and your family and the sacrifices of others. I have the same pride in my country too. May you have an awesome 4th of July, from your friend in Canada. Hugs

Char said...

beautiful shots Cora - you outdid yourself on these. i could see these hanging in a house.

the dessert sounds soooo yummmy

Manda said...

Hope you had a fantastic 4th of July!!!
We are still touring around on our road trip with our kick off being Celebrating Canada day.

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Cora!
I made your yummy spaghetti sauce on Saturday after a trip to the farmer's market. I even ventured out and made homemade pasta. It was delicious! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Sares said...

These pictures are gorgeous! Are they yours? Love the quotes too.