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Independence Day

July 4, 2009

To celebrate my independence, I am taking today off from my grueling posting schedule.

And for those who think, “A day without Fussy is a day without sunshine,” I leave you with a few fussy tips for the holiday from the past few months.

If you are off to a barbecue today, I hope you enjoy it.  But most of you will be grilling.  There is a difference.  Know it.

If you are not going out, and don’t want to cook, here is my favorite burger chain.  Although I have no idea if they are open on the holiday, and it’s a regional chain, so likely you are out of luck.

Should you be grilling, and should you be grilling salmon, chances are it’s farmed Atlantic salmon.   Let me know what was unconvincing from my original post, and I will write an addendum.

But if you haven’t yet bought the fish for the grill, here is a list of some better choices.

Little could be more American than microwave Velveeta fondue.  Right?  Although I suppose if you were going to make it at this point, you would actually need to have a brick of Velveeta in your pantry.  What are the chances of that?

In Albany today, it’s wonderfully temperate.  But hopefully somewhere it feels like summer.  I will submit yet again this most wonderful of summer cocktails to enjoy.  It goes great with grilled foods, and is super duper easy to make.

Just don’t put an artificial cherry in the drink.  Maybe if you have a jar of those bright-red-crunchy-balls-with-stems, you can use them up today on top of ice cream sundaes.  That will at least get them out of your house.

Finally, as long as we are on the subject of dessert, I hope you get to toast some marshmallows.  But enjoy them as they were meant to be enjoyed, on their own.  Do not fall victim to the Hershey’s marketing machine.  Be honest with yourself.  S’mores just aren’t very good.

Have a healthy and safe holiday.  And if you really want to read something appropriate for the occasion, here it is.

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 7, 2009 1:15 pm

    ugh, s’mores are terrible. just hand over the Hersey’s to me and let’s call it a night

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