Saturday, July 23, 2016

An Untraditional 4th of July for Pink Saturday

Welcome to Pink Saturday sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. 

I thought I'd share our family's 4th of July celebration with  you.  There was no parade or fireworks this year for us.  It was just too hot and humid.  So hot and humid that we chose to have a cook-in rather than a cook-out.

One of our favorite recipes is Roast Sticky Chicken.  I found this recipe online many, many years ago.  I think it was sometime in the 1990's.

I just googled and this appears to be the exact same recipe that I use.

Mimi's Roast Sticky Chicken - as posted by Anieema

I do not care for salt and always omit salt from my recipes.  I also don't bother rubbing on the spices and putting the chicken in a plastic bag overnight.  I do it right before cooking.  This time I doubled the recipe and used two chickens.  It cooks for five hours and the smell is so good.

I like gravy with the chicken so I just use a package of Pioneer Gravy Mix and add in some of the juices from the pan for a little extra flavor.
Then my son Reid made twice baked potatoes.  This was taken right before he put them in the oven for the second time.
YIKES!  I almost forgot to take a picture after they came out of the oven.  Fortunately there was still a few left.  I should have gotten his recipe to share.
Then I cooked some asparagus...nothing fancy.
We had two desserts.  One was the Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Cake again.  We had just made it a month before for Keith's birthday and wanted it again.  The recipe is right on the box. 

We also made S'more Cups.  Another big favorite with my family.  The recipe can be found on Coleen's Recipe blog

I enjoy Coleen's recipes and a few weeks ago someone notified her that someone else had taken over 300 recipes from her blog and put them up on a blog as their own.  You can read about it here.  Why would someone do that?    I was afraid Coleen might stop posting recipes, but she hasn't.

Everyone enjoyed our untraditional 4th of July meal.
After we ate it was time for Family Feud!
Yes, we played a few rounds.  It was Troy and Debbie against Reid and me.  Wyatt was the host.  Troy and Debbie won.

I should have gotten these photos up sooner, but I've been busy lately...
Yes, even I play Pokemon now.  I don't completely understand this game, but I do enjoy catching the little Pokemon characters.
I joke that I can bring home Pokemon now instead of cats!
This is Reid playing when we went down to Discovery Green Park in Houston.
Discovery Green is a park in downtown Houston located right in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Houston is counting down the days until the 2017 Super Bowl.

Now head over to Beverly's blog for a list of this week's Pink Saturday participants.  Thanks for visiting...


  1. Oh my gosh you have been busy having fun - I love it and you are playing Pokemon - how cool is that?
    I made a copy of your chicken recipe and I went back to the Nabisco post and I didn't see a recipe - do you have one?
    Where is a photo of you?
    And I have watched Family Feud all summer with Kelly.
    Love, sandie

  2. Yummmmm. I have no idea what to make for dinner. Fortunately we have a couple of leftovers in the fridge. But, then, what shall I do for tomorrow. I like your 4th of July. Relaxing and cheerful spent with people you love.

  3. Sounds yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Great timing as I'm eating a lot of chicken right now! And thanks for the lovely visit to SandwichINK. Have a great Super Bowl when it comes and a delightful year in between ;)


  4. That chicken looks delicious! And the potatoes. Oh yum!

  5. WOW!! Everything looks yummy!! Good for you having a great time! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  6. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your post and I adore that you are playing pokemon. I don't play - but I get a kick out of helping my kids find the critters.


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