Build-Your-Own Patriotic Parfait

Happy Independence Day! 

I think I've mentioned before that I LOVE the 4th of July. Every single aspect of it. And I am so thankful that we live in the land of the free. I hope you're celebrating our freedom with family and friends on this HOT summer day. We're enjoying some family and friend time with our dear friend Ian! 

And what better way to start the day than with a Patriotic Parfait! (love the rhyme there, don't you?) 

The Recipe: Patriotic Parfait

What you need:
1/3 c plain yogurt
1/3 c blueberries
1/3 c strawberries 
sprinkle (or 2) of almonds

Combine the ingredients however you'd like and enjoy! 

And just for fun here's a random bit for you. My most memorable July 4th actually occurred on July 5th. It rained on July 4th that year so we saved the fireworks for the next day. I was 16 (turning 17 soon) and we were setting off fireworks in our cul-de-sac. My dad let me hold a roman candle and it backfired, exploding in my hand. Little bits of debris landed on my arm and my ears were ringing. My mom freaked out and ran into the house forgetting the number to 911, while my dad tried to console me. I was screaming I'M DEAF! I'M DEAF! when my dad said, "Can you hear me?" I said, "YES!, but I'm deaf!" 

As it turns out my hearing was fine, 911 wasn't needed and I had some burns on my arm (and the scars to prove it). Lesson learned: don't hold roman candles!

Have a blessed day!