For the Big Flavors, 4th of July is the summer season kickoff party. I know summer officially started on June 21st, and we have had some pretty delightful (and even, hot) summer weather since early in May. But, there’s something about this holiday that solidifies that summer is really here.
Which gets me downright giddy! Because what season is better than summer? I love a light summer dress with flip-flops. I get excited to paint my nails flourescent blue. I gorge at cookouts and pig roasts and booze fests. Make s’mores on the back porch. Sleep comfortably without a comforter. Take late night walks and water the garden while finishing one last glass of wine.
The city comes alive with festivals, concerts, and boats on the lake. And everyone seems to have a brighter outlook on life. It’s all about making the most out of these gorgeous summer nights. And remember to savor the moments because as soon as you blink, it will all be over. These summer months fly right by! Before you know it, football season starts up, the days get shorter, and pumpkin cappuccinos are in full swing over at Starbucks.
So soak it all in because you won’t want to miss it. Take this 4th of July to kickoff all of the fun the season has to offer. What food do you have on the menu for this holiday? You should really consider making this quick berry bread for breakfast (or dessert). It takes no time at all to prepare. So you can spend more time with your family soaking in the sun, and less time near your oven. Plus, it’s just so festive… a little American flag loaf just waiting to be devoured. (side note: This would be a great gift for your 4th of July party hostess. I love a good theme gift, especially if it’s edible!)
I love this quick bread base recipe because it doesn’t contain any butter. So while this obviously isn’t a health food, it definitely qualifies as breakfast or dessert. And don’t worry, you won’t miss the butter at all because the berries and sour cream keep the bread super moist. Plus, that white chocolate topping that takes this bread to a new level. A level that makes it look like you spent a ton of extra time on this sweet treat. It’s hard to eat just one piece (depending on how large you cut your one piece, of course).
So really, what’s better for breakfast than dessert? Oh, and since it’s a holiday, calories don’t count. They are taking a vacation day, too. There’s no reason not to make this bread this week! Happy 4th! What plans do you have?