Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth Of July........Kan-Do Style

What a beautiful day it was! The sun was shining and everything ran smoothly. It was actually July 3rd that we had our celebration. Many of our weekenders had to go home on Sunday to go to work on Monday. The parade started a little late due to some confusion and the fact that I had to stop and check campers in .......... if only I had a clone ............

Everyone got into the patriotic spirit and decorated the golf carts.

Even the bikes were decorated!

Crazy Tom and Miss Martha went all out!

Cody says, "Hey, wait for me!"

There they go rounding the first bend ........

Hope they are hungry when they come back! We had quite a spread of delectable dishes. I was expecting lots of the standard beans and potato salad. The baked beans were a tasty creation involving Dr. Pepper. There were lots of salads and some really yummy marinated vegetables. I ate a hot dog and a lot of little spoons of everything on the table. I must confess that my eye was on the desert table, though.

Part of the crowd of hungry campers. We invited all those that just happened in off the road for a night, too. I met some lovely folks and chatted with them. I could not tell you their names if my life depended on it, but I will recognize their faces should they drop in again.

This is what my mouth was longing for and when I got to the table it was gone!!!!

This wasn't, though. This dish involved Mountain Dew and apples, along with biscuits and was phenomenal. Fortunately, I only got a small bit, I would have eaten the whole dish if others had not beat me to it.

Very well behaved dogs! These folks were just passing through. I hope they come again, I liked their dogs!

Hanging out waiting for fireworks to start. These cuties brought a blanket, just in case the cool wind picked up.

Friends and families, pets and people. All with happy faces.



Mamma has spoken said...

Would love to see the recipe for the Mountain Dew and apple dish!

Brian Miller said...

very cool...sounds like and looks like a great time...mt dew, apples and biscuits...ok you need to post the recipe. smiles.

houndstooth said...

We make our baked beans with Coca Cola! Actually, we have a whole cookbook for cooking with Coke products! It looks like a great time!

The Good Cook said...

What a beautiful slice of Americana!

SkippyMom said...

I just love this post. Gives me the warm fuzzies [honest] Looks like everyone had an awesome time.

Now I am off to google baked beans with Dr. Pepper. Love me some baked beans.

You make camping even more fun than ever!

otin said...

What a relaxing looking event! Makes me want to fall asleep in a lawn chair with some of that dessert! Not a bad day for She who blogs!

ellen abbott said...

So glad the weather cooperated for you for a change. It looks like much fun was had by all.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

looks like so much fun! the apple dish looks yummy.

Rusty said...

Ok you talked me into it, Here is the recipe you the Dew Apple Dumplings.

2 (8 count) cans crescent rolls
3-4 tart apples
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1t vanilla
cinnamon to taste

1 1/4 Cup (10 ounce) Mountain Dew soda

Spray a 13x9 baking dish or pan.

Peel and slice apples into 16 pieces.

Roll each apple slice in 1 section of crescent roll.

Place rolled slices in pan in two rows, put extras along side.

Melt butter, sugar and vanilla and pour over apples. Do Not over cook

Sprinkle Cinnamon to taste

Pour Mountain Dew over all.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins. Then cover with foil and bake for 10 mins

Karen said...

Looks like a great time! And great food! And great company! Thanks for sharing it long-distance.

Nancy said...

You never cease to amaze. You go all out at your campground. I don't think I have ever stayed any place that does as much as you do. Congrats on a great day for your campers.

Hmm - did you get the recipe on that last dish??

Pat said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! Never heard of beans with pop OR the mt. dew recipe! Too funny!

Love your photos of the great time!

Jenna said...

I know where I'm going for 4th of July next year!! Just need to find me a camper!!

Looks like a great time and that bowl of fruit was amazing!!

Jo said...

I have always, always, always wanted to attend a Fourth of July celebration. This was the next best thing to it for me. :-)

Jaime said...

looks like a great way to spend the 4th. i missed the fireworks... hubby surprised me with a balloon ride over wine country - which was awesome - but came with a 3 AM wake up call. i couldn't keep my eyes open to watch the fireworks.