Chris had to work the evening of July 4, but we still managed to have a perfect 4th by packing a picnic and hanging out in Central Park. Behold the elements of our perfect picnic:
Genius last-minute sandwich idea: Leftover grilled zucchini, sundried tomato, parmesan, garlic aioli
Last-minute salad idea (get the recipe here!)
Bright, juicy goodness.
Bubbles! (The kind allowed in the park, anyway.)
A patriotic spot next to the American flag.
We also had some biscuits and I ate a gigantic red, white, and blue popsicle. We visited our neighbors' barbecue later that night, and even caught a far-off glimpse of the Macy's fireworks display over the Manhattan skyline. What did you do for the 4th, U.S.-based friends?