The chicken and the ribs are marinating in that special marinade that you purchased at the grocery store but made yourself.  Independence Day is the day you spend a lot of time outside, grilling, drinking and shooting fireworks.

Independence Day can also be dangerous. Grilling and shooting fireworks are very dangerous if mishandled.

Here are a few safety tips from the Red Cross.

  • Never leave a grill unsupervised
  • Keep the kids and animals away from the grill
  • Keep the grill away from things that can catch fire
  • Don’t allow small children to light fireworks
  • Never throw or point fireworks at flammable material, people, cars, the house or pets

Have a safe and fun filled 4th of July.