Views from the Porch, 4th Fun & Menu

I’ve been relaxing at the beach this past week,

lots of fun, friends, fireworks and fish!

The guys love to go fishing, especially during Snapper season

They’ve caught some big ones!

CC brought her gymnastics mat and it didn’t take the kids long

to discover it made a great slide into the pool

We caught some great firework shows over the 4th of July weekend

put on by several resorts near by

The children thought night swimming was so much fun

Especially with fireworks!

We kept the meals simple all week,

nothing fancy just good old standbys~

Here are some recipes that jazz up these stand by favorites

Cheeseburgers with Pineapple Salsa

Coconut Shrimp

Asian Glazed BBQ Ribs

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken and Bacon Kebabs

Teriyaki Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

BBQ Pork Butt

Blackened Snapper Tacos with Pico de Gallo

The week was ended with the annual July Blue Angels Air Show

which we can see by boating over to Pensacola Bay

It is an incredible display!

Today I am catching my breath and finishing up the laundry and cleaning

after everyone left this morning

I will enjoy a quiet day or two

before heading back to the city

Stop by on Tuesday when I will share a delicious appetizer recipe

that we enjoyed last week

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

33 Responses to “Views from the Porch, 4th Fun & Menu”
  1. Looks like a wonderful time, and such good food!

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    Looks like the kiddos had a fabulous Fourth. You had a great menu for the summer holiday week. Hope you are getting lots of cool beach breezes, unlike here, it’s hot!

  3. Jenna, I know your week with your children and grands was fabulous! How wonderful to catch red snapper, it is one of my favorites! Your food sounds perfect as does the week!

    Happy Sunday!

  4. Nancy says:

    What a lovely week you had! And fresh snapper… oh I’m a bit jealous! Lovely week that filled your heart with joy!
    Happy New Week to you!

  5. I am so happy that you have been enjoying the summer and the life, Jenna. That’s a huge fish!

  6. What a great fourth! I just love the idea of night swimming — and your firework view. That had to be the best week! That snapper is a stunner — I love it and it seems it’s always hard to find fresh here. What a great batch of dinners. Looks fours star!

  7. Rosie M. says:

    Sounds like a perfect family vacation and way to celebrate the Fourth! What a piece of paradise!

  8. The snapper tacos sound wonderful!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, it looks like you have had a fabulous time! The menu sounds delicious and perfect for these warm summer days. The patriotic painting you closed your post with is beautiful! Happy Sunday!

    • Oh, thank you Shannon, we did have so much fun! I told my son he was going to need a vacation from his vacation, he did most of the cooking, and I felt like I barely did anything!

  10. lghiggins says:

    What a great 4th of July! That snapper–both the catch and in tacos is so impressive. Enjoy a few days of rest before you head north. 😉👏🎉

  11. What fun pictures and so glad you had a fun week. Nice fish! Oh the kids always love night swimming don’t they? My grands sure do. The menu for the week sounds delicious. The red, white and blue painting is so pretty Jenna. Is there anything that you can’t do? Have a great week and yes, enjoy some “ME” time. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Rita C. says:

    What a blast! I bet the kids hated leaving, but time for some R&R (rest and recovery) now. Lol, CC’s mat for the pool is great. The menu looks amazing too!

  13. pattyanneart says:

    Sounds like the perfect week! ❤️🇺🇸

  14. The cheeseburger with pineapple salsa caught my attention – scrumptious!

  15. Kim says:

    I’m so glad you had such a great week Jenna – everything looks like so much fun! Your “simple” meals are fit for a king! Looks like the kids certainly enjoyed themselves and that is one big snapper. Wow! Love the wreath! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  16. Mary says:

    A great time was had by all Jenna! I can only imagine how much fun the kids had night swimming with the fireworks and the boys fishing. I bet everyone sleeps well at night. 🙂 ♥

  17. Bravo for a great 4th of July celebration. Your menu sounds wonderful. Fresh Snapper must have been delicious. What a fantastic firework show. The kids look so happy.

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