We have two different Independence Day traditions: going somewhere to watch a fireworks display and hanging out with neighbors in the cul-de-sac. This year we're going to the library to watch fireworks set off by the country club across the way. I'm excited to see a good display so close to home.
The tradition that doesn't change year by year is the food.
We buy Popeye's fried chicken and eat red, white, and blue shortcake for dessert. It's such a fun, summery treat: split scones covered with sliced, sweetened strawberries, fresh blueberries, and whipped cream. My scones are very good (only my sister K's are better), but you could use biscuits (with 2 Tbsp sugar in the dough), pound cake, or Angel food cake instead. We all top our own, since some of us don't like strawberries or whipped cream (can you imagine?).
Happy Independence Day!