4th of July Menu

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  1. TeacherSandra

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    I'd like some ideas; gotta be simple though.
    I'm thinking of having:

    hot dogs on grill & all the fixings
    wings
    pasta salad
    Watermelon
    cupcakes
    and ???
     
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  3. Tasha

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    Baked beans
    Fruit salad
     
  4. Missy

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    Defiled eggs and potato salad.
     
  5. geoteacher

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    Brats and sauerkraut are a 'must' around here!
     
  6. Rabbitt

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    blue and red finger jello
    veggie and fruit cabobs
     
  7. Ms. I

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    I never have anything specific on any certain holiday...whatever I feel like having! But ribs would be nice for once. I could probably count on one hand the # of times I've had them in my life. I'll probably order them from some restaurant.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Sorry - "defiled eggs" made me laugh out loud hysterically.

    We are having a low country boil (potatoes, onions, shrimp, sausage, corn, clams) with lots of butter and cocktail sauce, and I made hummus with some veggies and pita, and we are making http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/White-Chocolate-Fruit-Tart this fruit tart with a more patriotic selection of fruit. We have some beer and soda and will have others bringing other food but I am not sure what.
     
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    Barbeque Chicken
    Baked Beans
    Corn on the Cob
    Various Chips and Dips
    Apple Crisp
     
  10. knitter63

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    We are having our party on Saturday, but we are doing brats in beer, potato salad, baked beans, 7 layer salad, chips/dips, and desserts.
     
  11. chebrutta

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    Just two of us this year... we're doing:

    Guacamole and chips
    Bacon cheeseburgers
    Corn-on-the-cob
    Berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream
     
  12. a2z

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    Oh, gosh, that's tomorrow isn't it. :eek:

    We're having.... food of some sort. :unsure:

    Happy to read all the great ideas.
     
  13. MrsC

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    Glad I wasn't the only one!
     
  14. amakaye

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    Me too. :p
     
  15. Tasha

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    Me too :D
     
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    Ribs
     
  18. Missy

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    I didn't catch that one!:D
     
  19. DizneeTeachR

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    Asked hubby to make blueberry pancakes (fresh blueberries)

    Burgers on the grill
    Maybe some corn

    Something cool for dessert... maybe ice cream!!!
     
  20. TeacherNY

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    Not doing much. Just the 2 of us for dinner when hubby gets home from work. We will be bbqing these burgers and I will make a pasta salad and chili lime corn. We have a ton of watermelon and going to someone's house for dessert.
     
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    We're having an impromptu barbecue. Last I heard it was the 5 of us, 7 definites from neighbors, and "not sure" from the family of 5 next door. (The brand new mom and the newborn are obvious "nos." I imagine the dad and the 2 preschool aged daughters will stop by.)

    We're having:
    Burgers and hot dogs on the grill
    marinated chicken breast, also on the grill
    corn on the cob
    baked beans
    potato salad
    coleslaw
    brownies
    beer/soda/ sangria

    My friend is bringing sausage pinwheels and ice cream. Not sure who else is bringing what.

    We'll hang out, chat, and swim. Sounds like heaven.
     
  22. Ranchwife

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    We'll have 12 at our place today. We're having:

    BBQ hamburgers
    Potato salad
    Fruit salad
    Three bean salad (my recipe - not from a jar)
    Chips and salsa with cream cheese
    Red pepper jelly over cream cheese with crackers
    Homemade vanilla and mint ice creams

    It is also my father's birthday, so that adds to the festivities.
     
  23. TeacherNY

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    I love 3 bean salad!
    Can you share your recipe???
     
  24. Ranchwife

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    1 can (14 oz) garbonza beans
    1 can (14 oz) kidney beans
    1 can (14 oz) green beans - yellow beans are good also
    1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
    1/2 tsp garlic powder, or 2 cloves minced garlic
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 c sugar
    1 c apple cider vinegar - has to be apple cider vinegar
    1/2 c olive oil, or vegetable oil
    Optional - 1/4 c red bell pepper, finely chopped

    Mix the sugar and onions in a bowl for about an hour to allow the onions to release some of their liquid (this makes the salad yummier). Then add the beans, garlic, salt, pepper, bell peppers if wanted, and vinegar. If you're going to serve the salad the same day you make it, I like to let the salad set at room temperature for a few hours before adding the oil and then letting is set for a few more hours before serving. This salad is best if it is made a day before and kept in the refrigerator, then taken out an hour before serving.

    Enjoy - it is super simple and very tasty.
     
  25. TeacherNY

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    Thank you!
     
  26. bison

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    Leftover pizza here! We just moved and are spending the day trying to unpack. The house is a disaster and we're taking advantage of the day off. :)
     
  27. Ima Teacher

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    I'm getting ready to leave, and I ate already. I don't like any of the traditional picnic fare. They're having hamburgers and hot dogs. I don't eat either. I also hate deviled eggs, baked beans, most cole slaw, and watermelon.
     
  28. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I read "defiled eggs" and thought to myself, "What the heck is that?" I even googled it! Then I realized, "Oooooh--she must've meant deviled eggs!" :lol:
     
  29. Blue

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    bbq chicken
    corn on the cob
    oven fries
    green salad

    just the dd, gs, and dh.
     

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