Happy (early) 4th of July! This year, we turned our little corner of Doha into a mini – ‘Merica and threw a bbq/birthday party for friends.

(Most of) the spread:

A selection of Qatari chips + vegetarian chicharrones, deviled eggs, corn on the cob, watermelon/haloumi/pepita salad, classic potato salad, mango/ruby grapefruit salad, redneck Kool-Aid, watermelon cocktail.

Not pictured: burgers, turkey dogs, smoked beef kielbasa, and local spicy sausages.

And for dessert:

America cake! Plus peanut butter pie, which also didn’t make it to pictures.

We didn’t have fireworks, but a good time was had by all.