Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Celebrate the fourth with gluten free shortbread stars
I want to wish each of you a happy and safe Fourth of July! This is one of my favorite holidays! It's about honoring our country and being grateful for our independence. There's no gift giving involved or crazy schedules. It's just a lovely day to spend with family and friends. We usually start the day with our local parade then head to a dear friend's house for a good old fashioned 4th of July BBQ. Later in the evening our family congregates here and we watch our town's fireworks from the deck while we eat more goodies. It's relaxed and pressure free. No expectations, just hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon, and treats!
I wanted to make this delicious shortbread to eat while we watch fireworks tomorrow night with some decaf coffee. These cookies are one of my favorite gluten free treats! The recipe can be found here.
And while you're waiting for cookies to bake and cool it's a great time to work on simplifying and cleaning like we talked about yesterday. I know I always feel so great when I'm finished and everything feels fresh and new. Sometimes it's nice to just clear the clutter off of the kitchen counters and organize the pantry. Might make for a nice start to summer don't you think?
Anyway, my brother and dad will be here shortly so that we can take our chairs downtown and save our spots for tomorrow's parade!
Wishing you a joyful forth filled with lots of laughter with those you love!