Happy Monday Y’all! I know that Fourth of July has come and gone, but our friends at Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Ministry with Immigrants and Refugees gave us a post idea that I couldn’t resist sharing with all of you. Food and Freedom!

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

Did you celebrate freedom on the Fourth with lots of good food? Personally, I enjoyed a little brisket and barbecue ribs with cucumber salad and some of my dad’s famous (well I think it should be) lemon pound cake. Food and the Fourth of July just go together, it’s an American tradition. But Americans are not alone in this particular tradition, although the food served might look a little different elsewhere!


On September 16 in Mexico, celebrants eat chiles en nogada, or poblanos stuffed with minced pork and covered with walnut sauce, parsley and pomegranates, because the colors on the plate are the same red, white and green as the Mexican flag.

On August 31, Malaysians enjoy nasi lemak (pictured), the national dish that combines rice cooked in coconut milk with pandanus leaf, ginger, lemongrass and crunchy fried peanuts.

And on April 17, Norwegians dine on sour cream porridge and lutefisk, a gelatinous dried whitefish!

What’s your favorite celebratory meal? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you! As always, blessings and happy teaching!