For almost all of my life we have always spent the 4th in McDonald, Ohio. No matter where we all lived my family would gather at my parents’ house to celebrate the 4th. My dad loved BBQ’s and fireworks! He kept a refrigerator in his garage filled with sparkliers and fireworks…really big fireworks! Den and my brother Jim would light them until our entire backyard was filled with smoke! It was amazing! And as much as my dad loved them…my mom hated them…she would sit inside and when anyone came in she would just say “your father”. It was actually too funny. Then after my dad’s fireworks we sat on the front steps and watched the McDonald Fireworks. There was always a parade in town and rides and games and Festival Food! Everyone had to have Fireman French Fries! Sold in cups and sprinkled with salt and apple cider vinegar! Yum! One summer Den and I were in London at Wimbledon…but we still made it home for the 4th! The call of Fireman Fries! I miss my little town today so I put a little slide show together…the pizza place is the pizza I crave…there is nothing like a Brier Hill Pizza from Ianazone’s! That’s my high school! That’s my football stadium! That’s my fire station! That’s my pizza place, too! That’s my park’s gazebo! The older houses are typical of McDonald houses. The new one is from the “new” section of town. I think that there are no new places to build houses in McDonald now. McDonald is sold out! People buy and renovate the old houses. The old ones are interesting…lots of built ins and porches and what my mom always called “ breakfast nooks”. Now I am homesick! And hungry for pizza! An Ianazone’s Brier Hill! Which is a little bit like Philadelphia’s Tomato Pie…almost!
Now…tell me what you think of a Brier Hill Pizza! I looked up the Wikipedia def…
Now that’s a pizza…the dough is actually really light and kind of fluffy! But the edges are crispy and delicious! I am not yelling with my multitude of exclamation marks…I am simply really excited!
I am off to read! I finished this…
And started this…I already can’t put this book down!
We are grilling a steak…( from SimplyRecipes ) and having either Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes ( Food Network ) or Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan and Pesto ( Kaylyn’s Kitchen ) I made a quick and easy Siesta Keys Key Lime Pie yesterday…it’s our holiday tradition plus I had a 500 lb. tub of Philadelphia cream cheese from Costco that I needed to put a dent in…I love this Key Lime Pie…sweetened condensed milk…we found an organic one…vanilla, cream cheese and Key Lime juice…mixed in a mixer, tossed in a graham cracker crust, wrestle the beaters from Den and refrigerate…shower it with whipped cream if you wish. And…we wish! I found this pie recipe in a cozy mystery years ago and I have never ever ever seen it anywhere else. Thank God I have it memorized or Den would be in BIG TROUBLE!
Off to do lots of stuff!