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Old 06-24-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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July 4th in Spain

Since we are celebrating on Sunday, as it is not a bank holiday in Spain; I have decided to keep it simple, however, it is always lovely.

Some of the ideas we have been discussing:

Chef Bobby Flay Honey Mustard Baked Chicken is a good possibility and Barbeque Shrimp appetiser with an Italian salad.

Gordon Ramsey Perfectly Rare Burgers with Caramelized Shallot & Cherry Tomato Coulis with Reggiano Parmesano on home made Burger Buns ... Served with Spicy Spanish Patatas Bravas ( in wedge shape double fried and crisp golden ) ... and an Italian salad ...

Possibly, beef steaks and Italian Salad ...

We are still pondering over the possibilities ...

Happy 4th and Have a nice Sunday.
Margi.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
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Eek! July 4 is next week? Where did the summer go?

The 4th is DH's birthday. We have some nice thick smoked pork chops in the freezer, I think that's what we'll have. Maybe with some Hasselback potatoes.

Just looked at the calendar. 10 days. Whew.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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Too early to think about it. I'll wait and see what specials Penn Dutch and the grocery advertise.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #14
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We are saving the fun for the next night and heading to Bernice's Bakery for Blues and Bread night.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #15
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blues and bread--what a delightful pairing! :)
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #16
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July 4th - Madrid Capital is a Laboral Day

Cerise,

Firstly, due to the fact that the 4th is a laboral day, we are going to celebrate with some close Expat friends on the Sunday prior to the 4th.

We are discussing some possibilities, since it is only 1 week away.

Some of the ideas we have considered are:

Starter: A light Italian Salad with Radicchio di Treviso Rosso Precoce, Arugula or Rocket, Fennel julienne and a light vinaigrette ...

Main: Gordon Ramsey Rare Beef Burger with Caramelized Shallot, Cherry Tomato Coulis and Reggiano Parmesano ... Or Chef Bobby Flay´s Dijon Honey Baked Chicken Breasts ... or Bobby Flay´s BBQ Jumbo Shrimp ...

To be served with: Spicy Double Fried Potatoes cut in wedges, called Patatas Bravas with Brava sauce ...

Buns would be toasted and home made ...

A lovely Chilled Sparkling Rosé Cava ...

Dessert: fresh fruit and interntl cheese platter ...

This all has to be sorted ...

Have nice Sunday.
Margi. Cintrano.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #17
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P. Fiona,

Do you mean Blues as in Miles Davis and Billie Holiday ?

Sounds wonderful, especially with an array of A to Z baked goods to accompany the sounds of live music ? !

Have a lovely Sunday,
Ciao, Margi.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #18
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The 4th is DH's birthday.
It was my mother's birthday as well. When I was a kid, dad would joke about how mom's birthday was such a big deal that the town put on a fireworks show to celebrate it.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #19
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Best wishes to your Mom, Steve.

If you have time, go to the Wine Cellar.

Kind regards.
Margi.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:36 PM   #20
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We are saving the fun for the next night and heading to Bernice's Bakery for Blues and Bread night.
I like the idea of some *Blues... There's a club here called Simply Blues. Havent been there in eons. Hmmm. There's an idea. Tell us about Bernice's Bakery.

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