Fourth of July fun: Jokes plus a breakfast goodie

I've not added new Fourth of July content for this year, but my old standbys still stand up when it comes to Fourth of July fun.

First, some giggles for Independence Day and leading up to it (originally posted here):

fourth of july jokes

Why did the duck say bang?
Because he was a firequacker.

What did one flag say to the other flag?
Nothing, it just waved.

What’s the difference between a duck and George Washington?
One has a bill on his face, and the other has his face on a bill.

Do they have a Fourth of July in England?
Of course, it’s the day between the third of July and the fifth of July.

What kind of tea did the American colonists thirst for?

What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?

What do you get when you cross a dinosaur with fireworks?

What ghost haunted King George III?
The spirit of ’76.

Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?
Because the horse was too heavy to carry.

What do you call an American revolutionary who draws cartoons?
A Yankee Doodler.

What did Polly the parrot want for the 4th of July?
A fire cracker.

What was George Washington’s favorite tree?
The infantry.

What did one firecracker say to the other firecracker?
My pop's bigger than your pop.

Why does the Statue of Liberty stand in New York Harbor?
Because she can’t sit down.

Why is the Liberty Bell like a dropped Easter egg?
They’re both cracked.

What was the most popular dance in 1776?

What did the colonists wear to the Boston Tea Party?

What happened as a result of the Stamp Act?
The Americans licked the British.

What did a patriot put on his dry skin?

Why does Uncle Sam wear red, white and blue suspenders?
To hold up his pants.

What was the patriots’ favorite food in the Revolutionary War?
Chicken Catch-a-Tory.

What did King George think of the American colonists?
He thought they were revolting.

Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
On the bottom.

And a bonus giggle for the crafty grandmas:
What famous person do you get when you make a wreath out of $100 bills?
A wreath o’ Franklin.

Har, har, right!?

Next up: Fourth of July breakfast—a festive and tasty way to start the day (originally posted here):

fourth of July breakfast

I consider this dish breakfast because it's what we've eaten on the morning of the Fourth of July for umpteen years, but I'd say the patriotic fruit plate could be served any day, for any meal.

I found the recipe in a Kraft cookbook, those paperback ones you see while waiting in line at the grocery store, fifteen or twenty years ago. It's light, refreshing and—best of all—red, white and blue! Oh, and it's super easy, too!

What you'll need:

  • watermelon
  • blueberries
  • cottage cheese

Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise, then quarter it lengthwise. From a quarter, cut 1/2-inch slices. Then take each slice and cut in half and cut off the rind to create triangles. Arrange five triangles per serving into a star shape. Fill center with cottage cheese and top with blueberries.

Number of servings are up to you ... and the size of your watermelon!

Perhaps I'll have new July 4th food and fun this time next year. Perhaps those ideas will come from you!

Today's question:

What foods and fun do you enjoy for the Fourth of July holiday? Links are welcome!