So, a while back I was trying to think of ideas for our “super home-made potluck” we have every year for the fourth. As per usual, mine is not as homemade as I wanted because I didn’t plan ahead. But here’s what I’m working on tonight!

—Fried blueberry hand pies (prepping everything and then will fry tomorrow). I picked the blueberries myself! Did I process the sugar myself if I ground it back down out of a lump that it had formed in my container? Probably. I’ll count it.

—”Hot pockets” or “lean pockets” or whatever. I made American cheese yesterday (turns out, it’s pretty easy - you just pulverize a bunch of real cheese into milk and gelatin and let it set). I cured a ham meant to cure a ham but ran out of time so I bought a ham that I will not lie about. I’m making puff pastry dough because I couldn’t decide what to make the “pocket” part out of. I’m going to prep these, also, and bake them tomorrow.

So, I’ll be drinking and singing in my kitchen this evening! Hope everyone is having a good night.