Sunday, July 11, 2010

Freedom Frolic

The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday in my family. Every year the family gathers to BBQ and watch the fireworks. This Independence Day was my first away from home, but I wasn't alone! Bree and I made our way to Coney Island for the infamous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. The place was packed with people waiting to watch the contestants pack themselves with hotdogs. I was most shocked by the two 105 lb. women competing in the event. They qualified by eating 34 hotdogs in ten minutes! Where does it go?! I plan to have my own hot dog eating contest in the future.

After leaving Coney Island, my friends, Anna and Cameron, graciously invited me and other chums to their abode overlooking ground zero. We started with passionfruit sangria, snacked continuously on chips and dip and then indulged in way too many delectable sliders. Bree introduced us all to Fruit Pizza and now I'm hooked. The "crust" of Fruit Pizza is sugar cookie spread out on a pizza pan, the "sauce" is cream cheese mixed with powdered sugar, and the toppings are slices of strawberries, kiwi, peaches, bananas and blueberries. When it got dark, we all headed down to the Hudson River to watch the firework display. It was magnificent, I adore fireworks, as you can tell in the video that Bree took of me.