Prior to this year, Rich and I had never spent Fourth of July weekend together. He has always worked, and I have always returned home to Jersey for the Red Bank fireworks.
The fireworks in Red Bank were cancelled for the second year in a row (insert cries of protest here), so I decided to stay put in Shreveport for the holiday.
The first event of the weekend was the Firecracker 5K, an annual fun run and health walk. At 3,000+ participants, it is Shreveport’s biggest race. I missed winning a commemorative mug for the top female finishers by less than a minute. Agh!
And to honor our American culinary roots, we grilled over the last few days. A lot. My favorite dish was the chicken pesto skewers (recipe here).
Saturday warranted another trip to the Farmers’ Market. I am so obsessed with how fresh all of the produce is each week, as well as the cinnamon roasted pecans. They are to die.
The low-key vibe this weekend was a refreshing change of pace and a nice way for us to spend our first married Fourth of July together.
What did everyone else do to celebrate their Fourth?