Can you believe it? The 4th of July is this weekend already. It doesn’t even feel like that is possible but alas, the calendar does not lie. So get out your BBQ’s, your wicker paper plate holders, your collection of plastic silverware, your red, white and blue checkered tablecloths and your American Flag napkins leftover from last year. Oh and don’t forget the lawn chairs so that you can be comfortable as you say Happy Birthday USA with your…ehem…illegally purchased fireworks. Wait…is that just my family? Illegal fireworks or not at least you can count on good food at your 4th of July celebrations. When preparing yours why not try some of these 4th of July recipes at your party?
Dips are always a must. People love to snack while they’re waiting for whatever it is you’ve got grilling. Some of my favorites are:
When dips just won’t satisfy your bunch, these other yummy bites are perfect.
Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapenos
Salads are also on the must have list. Whether pasta or potato you really can’t go wrong.
Creamy Bacon Tomato and Avocado Pasta Salad
It is probably a good idea to throw some vegetables in the mix too. And on a hot, sunny 4th of July day grilled is most certainly the way to go.
Grilled Corn with Jalapeno-Garlic Butter
Of course everyone is always excited for the main event and that generally means that something is cooking on the grill. This is what will be on ours.
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
And for dessert? When popsicles just wont do try these sweet bites.
Chocolate Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries
patsykJuly 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Wow! I want to come to your 4th of July BBQ!
StephenCJuly 2, 2010 at 8:59 am
And a happy 4th to you, too. Keep the wonderful coming.
Fun and Fearless in BeantownJuly 2, 2010 at 7:35 am
This all looks so delicious! Happy 4th of July!