Healthy recipes to plan a July 4th party or any barbecue you are having.
Happy July 4th, Independence Day for the USA. We are celebrating with friends and family by barbecuing and, of course, fireworks. I love to go all American for July 4th. Most other times of the year, we mix it up with influences from India, Greece and wherever I happened to be enamored with at the moment. For July 4th, I like to go really traditional, unless I am working on a new recipe. Then my family and friends need to beware, because I will test it out on them. Instead of a recipe today, I’m going to give you a menu outline for a barbecue this summer.
Lets start with appetizers and snacks. I absolutely, positively cannot have a party without these. Between you and I, this is my favorite part of the meal. What I love about snacks is the variety. There always has to be a dip and some chips. Then there are the appetizers, small little bites of all different kinds of flavors and textures. Here are a few of my favorite.
Oven Fried Baked Pickle Chips
Next for me is the sides. So many times when we go to a restaurant, I choose what I am having by the sides. I cannot help it, I am a carbohydrate girl at heart. So lets talk about delicious sides from potato salad to vegetables.
It is finally time for the main event. This could be anything from hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, steak or chicken.
On to the finale of the meal, for many the piece d’resistance. Dessert is served.
How about some ice cold refreshing drinks too.
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Happy Healthy Eating,