Friday, July 2, 2010

5 For Friday

Happy Friday!!

I hope you're all getting ready for a great holiday weekend. To help you along, I've put together a special 4th of July themed "5 for Friday" so let me get to it:

1. If you're one of the millions of Americans planning to grill over the weekend, HERE are some healthy and delicious sounding grilling recipes.

2. S'mores are always a great way to end the day when you're camping or enjoying a cookout. They're easy to make over campground fire pits and coal grills, all you need is a flame! Here is what you'll need for my new favorite combination:
- Honey Maid Graham crackers (they really do work better than off brands)
- Jet Puffed marshmallows (again, they puff better than off brands)
- Hershey chocolate bars
- Peanut Butter & Co white chocolate wonderful!

3. Breaking News: Takeru Kobayashi is OUT of the Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Sunday. This stunning announcement all but assures that Joey Chesnut will once again leave with a belly full of hot dogs and a sparkling new trophy. If you can't make it to Coney Island don't fret. You can watch the competition, which began in 1916, on ESPN at Noon EST. Click HERE to play Nathan's online game for a chance to win a judging spot for the 2011 contest!

4. According to the US Census, there are 31 places (towns, villages, cities, etc) in the US with the word "Liberty" in its name. Iowa has four of them: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty. In 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, there were approximately 2.5 million people in the entire country (which seems impressive to me). Today, there are approximately 309.6 million.

5. It's a sad fact that many communities around the country have cancelled their fireworks celebrations this year due to budget issues. If you're not able to see a fireworks demonstration live, you can always watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks on NBC at 9pm EST straight from the Hudson River. If you want to head to a festival or fair this weekend, HERE is a list of a few happening around the country this weekend.

Woody and I are planning a picnic in Central Park on Sunday, even though it's going to be really, really hot. What are you doing for 4th of July? Anyone running a race this weekend?

Enjoy your weekend and have fun celebrating our independence and freedom!

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8 comments:

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

Ohhhhh now I am craving s'mores! :)

Dave and I are celebrating with my family on Saturday and his family on Sunday. Fortunately we have Monday off to RELAX - I find back-to-back social engagements to be exhausting!

misszippy said...

I have ZERO plans at this point, but several invitations. Not sure what we feel like doing!

J said...

I have been craving smores too!! SO yummy!

Tomorrow the town carnival and fireworks and then sunday is beach day! Can't wait!

arsenalfamily said...

Husby and I are trying bean burgers for the FIRST time this 4th. All our neighbors are already getting into the firework spirit and are already setting them off while I'm trying to sleep. :(

Robyn said...

Mmmmm s'mores. I made them last month on a beach in Hawaii and remembered how amazing they tasted. I bet white chocolate wonderful would be a great way to do them. Thanks for all the good little factoids, too. Happy 4th!

Fit Chick in the City said...

I don't even know what we're doing on Sunday yet. Probably not enjoying our normal picnic spot as it will be crowded with all of the people wanting to watch the fireworks.

Molly said...

Kobayashi is OUT????? Say it isn't so! Have a great 4th!

AppleC said...

We might be doing a 31 mile bike ride up some pretty challenging hills but then pool party at 1 pm with friends - yay!
Utica Boilermaker 15K next weekend the 11th - look out 10000 runners, I'll be there!