Friday, June 25, 2010

Family Traditions, Celebrations, and a Blog Potluck Invitation!

Holidays were huge fun, growing up, and the 4th of July was no exception. Not only because we got to blow things up in the driveway, but the fried chicken and potato salad, the chilled watermelon, and the fun of setting aside most of a day specifically to play—whether that meant taking the horses out,  having a water-balloon fight in the front yard, or the whole family packing a cooler and driving out to picnic under the shade of the cottonwoods in the coulee behind the house.

Part of learning to create home around myself, as an adult, was learning to honor that need to take a day off and just play. One of my favorite ways to spend any holiday is to gather up friends and acquaintances without plans, and incorporate them into the celebration. Since I don't have a big yard this year, I won't be doing a 4th of July barbecue, but I'm definitely thinking about gathering up friends and packing a cooler full of that aforementioned fried chicken and potato salad.

In that spirit, you are cordially invited to a virtual potluck celebration of family and friends and good food in time for the 4th of July weekend. If you'd like to post a link to this invitation for your own readers, please do! The more the merrier! I'll post a blog carnival round-up of everyone's posts, here, on July 2nd. 

You don't need to be a USian. Just share a favorite memory, a favorite summer recipe, or anything else summer-nostalgia-cooking related that you feel like posting about and sharing with everyone.  If you'll post a link in the comments, or email or PM your link to me in time to post the whole round-up on July 2nd, in time for the weekend. If you don't have a blog of your own, but you'd like to participate, just contact me and I'll put your piece up as a guest-post here on Creating Home.

Heh. Then someone else can volunteer to host the next one!


Maria Zannini said...

I love this blog! Love it!

But can you point me to your contact information? I can't seem to tear myself away from the recipes. *g*

Marguerite Butler said...

I'm in! I've posted about it on my blog. :) Sounds like fun, Mac.