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Old 06-27-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Vegie hot dogs for me
beer
baked beans
grilled corn on the cob
burgers for the meat eaters
beer
chips
cookies
beer
alcohol for the non beer drinkers
potato salad - what an odd word we don't say po - ta- too but po - ta -toe

no soups as they are too hard to manage
some pies - apple, lemon chocolate
and the favorite... BEER DOH!


and then there are $2000 of fireworks to light the sky up including a few hundred mortars.... OIA you might want to land from the south ! I'm just saying....
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:37 AM
 
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first of all, your menu makes me sick, so sick I wish I was with you... now, as for the rules: 1-how can you watch fireworks and not drive after dark? Is everyone spending the night camping in your back yard and 2-what do you mean, no discussing politics? We can't have a family get together without the subject coming up: luckily we all pretty much agree... Have a wonderful celebration!!!
I have to make these rules for a couple reasons- first, it just feels good to have and post them- for everyone- (no drinking and driving) this gives me more leverage to take the keys away from someone that I think has had too much to drink-then try to drive, they know this up front
and yes, we will have tents outside and extra beds inside
ive only had one big issue with a "tag along" someone I didn't know that came with a family member and he drank too much.-so, its not just me, its 5 of us guys telling someone they aren't leaving-

politics- years ago, we were civil discussing politics, but then, one of the family members brought over a
vegan, which was treated with respect- then she started criticizing all of us, then got into politics, then it got heated, I had to tell them no more politics
but she kept on going- then swearing ....
this resulted in hurt feelings- and that's not what I want family gatherings to be,,not a battleground
some of the younger family members are also quite verbal, and people start argueing- just again cause hostilities, and conflict

so, no politics is a rule- it does get broken here and there

we also play cards/poker or cribbage/hearts/ if it rains

another rule is-men do as much of the cooking and cleaning and watching the kids as do the women/moms.

thanks nita!
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have to make these rules for a couple reasons- first, it just feels good to have and post them- for everyone- (no drinking and driving) this gives me more leverage to take the keys away from someone that I think has had too much to drink-then try to drive, they know this up front
and yes, we will have tents outside and extra beds inside
ive only had one big issue with a "tag along" someone I didn't know that came with a family member and he drank too much.-so, its not just me, its 5 of us guys telling someone they aren't leaving-

politics- years ago, we were civil discussing politics, but then, one of the family members brought over a
vegan, which was treated with respect- then she started criticizing all of us, then got into politics, then it got heated, I had to tell them no more politics
but she kept on going- then swearing ....
this resulted in hurt feelings- and that's not what I want family gatherings to be,,not a battleground
some of the younger family members are also quite verbal, and people start argueing- just again cause hostilities, and conflict

so, no politics is a rule- it does get broken here and there

we also play cards/poker or cribbage/hearts/ if it rains

another rule is-men do as much of the cooking and cleaning and watching the kids as do the women/moms.

thanks nita!
have to admit the guys in our family do a pretty good job at watching the kids (most of the time) but if you think they help in the kitchen: forget it. The only one I know that is good about this is: spoiled brat if we are the ones entertaining. Now, I will admit the guys are great at grilling if that is the dinner but they do nothing else;; JERKS!!!!
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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Meat and Seafood.

Everything else is just a side.

Central Valley Style Tri-Tip, Silva's Hot Links, Tequila Lime Chicken and some fresh harvested Tomales Bay Oysters(someone is actually making a 6 hour roundtrip just to get them on Fri.)
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Kalbi - Korean beef ribs, salad, potato salad. Ahh!!
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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Birthday cake! It's my birthday. I also think mom is grilling, then I'll make macaroni salad, maybe I'll make mac n cheese, German potato salad, watermelon, fruit.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Usually:

hot dogs
hamburgers
potato salad
baked beans
green salad
potato chips
iced coffee, iced tea, lemonade, soda
cake--sometimes it's made to look like the flag with strawberries for the red, blueberries for the blue, and coolwhip for the white
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Vegie hot dogs for me
beer
baked beans
grilled corn on the cob
burgers for the meat eaters
beer
chips
cookies
beer
alcohol for the non beer drinkers
potato salad - what an odd word we don't say po - ta- too but po - ta -toe

no soups as they are too hard to manage
some pies - apple, lemon chocolate
and the favorite... BEER DOH!


and then there are $2000 of fireworks to light the sky up including a few hundred mortars.... OIA you might want to land from the south ! I'm just saying....
and now you can get some of the food at Trader Joe's I have heard...beer too, probably
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by in_newengland View Post
Usually:

hot dogs
hamburgers
potato salad
baked beans
green salad
potato chips
iced coffee, iced tea, lemonade, soda
cake--sometimes it's made to look like the flag with strawberries for the red, blueberries for the blue, and coolwhip for the white
My granddaughter when she was still in elementary school used to make that 4th of July cake.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:39 AM
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Chocolate Stout
Bratwurst
Mac and cheese
Cherries - in season
Spring Water
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