today’s post is throwing it back to last weekend- the 4th of July!! This is usually hands down one of my favorite holidays- Celebrating America, usually being around some sort of water, and a big BBQ with friends and family- what can be better right? Not very much in my opinion!
This year we went down to my friend Chester’s lake house in Winchester, Tn. If you live in TN- go to Tim’s Ford Lake it is seriously the most beautiful lake! I have been there 3 times now and love it more each time!! Abby and I drove down Friday morning in my new sweet baby Bug blaring my America playlist mixed in with some country for our backroad driving detour and some summer hits of the 90’s on Pandora because in my opinion its the best station on Pandora.. but thats just me!
Friday was filled with boating, paddleboarding, and the most ridiculous lake game- Beer in a Lake.
It was a pretty great day over all! It ended in fried chicken, the best macaroni and cheese ever, and lots and lots of dancing post fireworks! Lake 4th of July’s are the best!
Before we went, Abby and I wanted to bake something to bring so we didn’t show up empty handed! Kristen from IGE was there for us when we needed her with these bars! Chester’s mom renamed them Freedom Bars so this what we will call them now!
1 box Vanilla Chex
1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
1/2 c white chocolate chips
1 bag freeze dried rasperries
1 bag freeze dried blue berries
In a large bowl mix together Chex, berries, and white chocolate chips
Melt the marshmallows in the microwave (we did stovetop as we are sans microwave). Once they are melted, mix marshmallows in with the Chex mix and then spread into a 9×13 baking dish! Set aside and let cool and then Voila! Freedom bars are yours to enjoy!! This recipe could not be easier and was soooooo delicious!!! A great summer dessert for sure!
Look at that red, white and blue deliciousness!!!!
And finally even though he didn’t join us this weekend- a #tbt to Memorial Day weekend when Yoda did get to go to the lake!
ok off to have lunch before the dentist.. ugh!
Peace, Love, and be Sperry!