Looking for some 4th of July recipe inspiration for your get-together? I have a few ideas to share that might make things easier for you. Most of these will travel pretty well, will be safe to sit on a picnic table for awhile, and all of them will make you a very popular guest! If you feel so inclined, how about sharing your 4th of July plans or favorite dishes in the comments? If you are a blogger, feel free to share a link to a favorite picnic recipe on your own blog – I’m sure everyone would love to stop over and see what you have going on too!
Our family is home for the weekend now, so we’re planning a quiet day on the 4th, probably featuring some heavy doses of yard work, followed by something really tasty on the grill. I would not be a bit surprised if some of these treats below end up on our table.
I hope that those of you in the States have a wonderful day, as we celebrate out country’s Birthday!
Broccoli Bacon Slaw is a great make-ahead salad. packed with flavor and crunch!
These Bread and Butter Pickles are ready in just a couple days and will make a very welcome guest!
If you still have garlic scapes around, this Garlic Scape Pesto is great as a dip, or to spice up some pasta or veggies
This Grilled Romaine Salad from last week is quick and easy:
Green Beans with Miso would take advantage of the abundance you will find in many Farmer’s Markets right now – simple and delicious.
And while you’re at the Farmer’s Market, look for some cherries, so that you can add this to the menu: Cherry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Sweetly bursting with flavor, and the color is very patriotic!
If you are in charge of the grill, here are two choices that will please nearly everyone:
Grilled Buffalo Hot Wingsor Herb Grilled Chicken Thighs
Finally, if it’s not too hot to turn on the oven, this Maple Walnut Rhubarb Crisp might be a good idea