Anyone can barbecue or grill on the Fourth of July, in fact, I think we usually do. Then, again, we grill year-round, so it’s not like we’re lacking in our carcinogens. But every once in a while, we have to buck tradition – and Victor did it, today!

Holiday or not, it was a normal Saturday around here. I worked and Victor did his Saturday chores – laundry, vacuuming, that sort of stuff. And, as an added bonus – for me – he cooked dinner!

Poached white fish in a white wine butter sauce, roasted sweet potatoes, and tomato salad.

Totally yum!

We totally eschewed the whole Independence Day theme. Weird, because it’s actually been a pretty good week to be a Liberal in this country and I’m feeling a tad more patriotic than I normally do. Marriage Equality was definitely grand – we’re now just ‘married’ everywhere instead of gay-married in some states and not married at all in others. Something I honestly never thought I’d see in my lifetime. And then the upholding of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. I especially love that the right wing pundits started calling the AFC Obamacare early on as a slur. After surviving two Supreme Court challenges, it is the law of the land – and their slur has turned into his legacy. It will always be called Obamacare. That must totally annoy some folks to no end. Personally, I love it. And see ya later, Confederate Battle Flag. As I said – a great week to be a Liberal.

But back to dinner… Not a strawberry or blueberry in the house. No red, white, and blueberry cake, shortcake… We do have watermelon, but we always have watermelon. It almost doesn’t count. Normal, everyday food. I do see some grilling in our very near future, and another peach pie/cobbler/something is in the works, as well. Tomorrow is another day…

So Happy 239th Birthday, America! And here’s to Bernie for the 240th!