An American Day
July 5, 2010
I can’t lie, I had a pretty darn American day yesterday. Usually, I just make a joke when people ask me about celebrating Independence Day (I’m British). I tell people that my family sits around and just mutters, “Darn, they got away.” or something, but actually, we really do celebrate being American. We’re legalized citizens and when we celebrate Thanksgiving or Independence Day, we celebrate coming to America for a better future.
So my Brit-merican self and I decided to have a classic American day. Starting with a true classic:
It. Was. Epic.
Toy Story 3 topped Toy Story 2. I usually don’t like sequels, because they usually ruin it. Regardless of the fact that the movies all seem to revolve around the same plot line (the toys getting lost somewhere and and having to find their way back), the story in this movie was just so much more touching – perhaps because we were going to have to prepare to say goodbye to Andy as he goes off to college. But I won’t give you spoilers or reviews because the only thing this blog shares with Rotten Tomatoes is the fact that there’s food in the name.
And speaking of food, I gave an American classic a vegan twist!
A vegan “hot dog” with banana, PB, and jelly on a whole wheat bun, with a side of sweet potato fries instead of potato chips. Simply slice up a sweet potato, coat in olive oil, S&P, and whatever seasonings you like, and roast at 400 for 45 minutes. I put them under the broiler for the last minutes to get them spotty and crisper!
With a full belly and a charged camera, I headed downtown (or uptown? who knows) and watched some fireworks.
How did you spend your 4th?