And when it comes to The Big Day, we like to get drunk, and blow stuff up.
BlatherWatch, for our part, has always tried to salute and celebrate American libber-dee by offering up a recipe that appeals to whichever Independence Day instinct you may have. Ones from famous politicians or their wives, or dishes with ingredients that include explosives.
We'd love to exploit patriotism and Independence Day to make a buck or two, but we ain't got that gene and besides, exploiting is boring, and takes too much effort of a summer's day...
We're also bored with making up new patriotic recipes, so this year you'll have to settle for some blasts from Blathering Independence Days past: Zell Miller's Red, White & Blue Ham Pie; Senator Slade Gorton's Warm Crab Dip; Cindy McCain's Patriotic Twinkie™ Pie Red, White and Blueberry Firecracker Hotdog Potato Salad.Or last year's Red, White, Black, and Blue [Meat] Balls.
Bon Appetit and have a Happy 4th!