Maybe it's PCdaughter's enlistment, but I am feeling extremely patriotic this year. I have forgone the usual burgers and dogs. Today I have marinated enough chicken to feed the town, fixed a large serving of crock pot mac and cheese and broccoli casserole. I'm planning to churn homemade icecream using my grandmother's recipie. I've invited husband's sister and niece, pcdaughter and her boyfriend (who has come again from NY), my mom, my sister/aunt and her foster daughter (our great niece), and whoever else wants to come. We'll sit by the pool or on the back deck and enjoy life in the south. How about you???