Friday, July 10, 2009

Fourth of July Barbeque Party
It is great to be away from my country and see it with fresh eyes. It's been nearly a year since we moved from Florida to Sweden, and we were finally ready to have a party and celebrate. What better day than Independence Day! There were two Americans other than me at the party- a mom from Florida we met on-line who is married to a Swede, and our cyclist guest- my brother in laws uncle. It was a nice excuse to invite the neighbors over, and we had some English speaking friends over as well. There were more Irish, Australians, and Brits than Americans. So we put on a traditional 'ethnic' feast of BBQ pork, chicken (using the BBQ sauce I had my mom bring in her suitcase), coleslaw, corn on the cob (had to look hard for that at a decent price!), potato salad, baked beans (from scratch, nothing like that here!, homemade claussen-like dill pickles, chocolate chip cookies, lemonade, and popsicles. Our guests brought great food, too. My Swedish brother in law brought jello, as a novelty and tribute to America, which the Swedes find the most baffling item in the american section of the store!

It was hot and sunny, and we had kiddie pools and a slip n slide going

1 comment:

Rose said...

The Joy of Cooking has a great recipe for BBQ sauce if you need it! It is super yummy and as good/better than the bottled stuff.

Looks like a great party. Wish we could have been there!