4th Festivities Day 2 of 3
The 4th of July weekend is upon us. Time to enjoy with family and friends. This time of year we have many cookouts, graduations, parties, summer vacations and other social gatherings. When we get together it is always focused around food and drink. What is on your menu for the summer time celebrations?
Listen to my video to hear about some of the staples for our holiday get together:
Here is a sample menu to give you some new ideas on what to add to your menu or bring to your summer time events and cookouts.
Veggies with hummus or dip
Hummus, tabouli and feta layered and served with pita chips or veggies
Layered taco dip
Fruit platter or bowl
Hamburgers, grilled chicken or shrimp, BBQ ribs, sausage
Navy Bean Casserole
Watermelon salad with feta and balsamic glaze
Rice or roasted/grilled potatoes
Roasted or grilled veggies
4th of July dessert – fruit skewers
Trifle with strawberries and blueberries
Brownies with frosting and decorated with red, white and blue sprinkles or M&M’s
Fruit parfait with yogurt and berries
Check out these other recipes that might interest you!
Corn on the cob and summer barbecue goes hand in hand! Check out this tasty version of grilled corn on the cob and add it to your 4th of July menu.
Here is a refreshing bean salad that can serve as a side dish or paired with tortilla chips as an appetizer.
Black Bean Salad
Next up is a dessert recipe! Beautiful, festive and easy!
Fill premade miniature tart shells or phyllo cups with sweet mascarpone cream (recipe below), then arrange on a tray and top with blueberries and halved strawberry slices to create stars and stripes.
Mascarpone Cream:Beat an 8-ounce container of mascarpone cheese and 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar with a mixer until smooth. Gently fold in 1/2 cup freshly whipped cream.