Food Network Magazine (July/August 2014)
Last year, we spent the Fourth of July in Las Vegas with 10 friends for a bachelor party. The year before, the two of us were on the beach in Provincetown, on Cape Cod.
This year we spent the Fourth at home. It was just what we needed. Between work trips, a vacation and visits to see family, the two of us traveled a heckuva lot this spring and early summer. What we wanted and needed most was some downtime at home.
Our Fourth weekend was fantastic in a gloriously low-key way. The weather was insanely nice -- definitely the most pleasant Fourth either of of us can remember. We walked around town, saw some friends, saw D.C.'s beautiful fireworks show, grilled out a couple times, ate an ice cream sandwich, caught a movie (at a pop-up theater!), kayaked on the Potomac, and went to the pool.
And we made this Shrimp and Avocado Salad.