Okay, let’s just get it over with.
I’ve recently discovered that I’m a bad food blogger.
I happen to follow some pretty wonderful food bloggers and they have themed posts for each and every holiday prepared well over two weeks in advance. Their food is gorgeous and I always think to myself, “Man, I need to do that!”
Problem is, I’m so busy! D-Man started Pre-Kindergarten last week, I’m still having pain from my tooth issues, and my husbands schedule is always SO sporadic (and crazy busy!). Add to that a very precocious toddler who likes to climb on tables and up the stairs at every given moment (see photo to the right if you don’t believe me), and I’m sure you can understand. In addition, it’s been scalding hot outside! For our 4th of July it will probably be about 105! So yeah, we aren’t going to be barbecuing this year. We will be hosting a little get together with some of our closest friends and their kids, so it should be fun.
The point I’m getting at, I don’t have any super cute and cool red white and blue recipes that I’ve prepared for this holiday. I do, however, have some pretty delicious food that I’ve already posted that are great for the holiday, and some you can tweak just a bit to make them Fourth of July Friendly (just don’t mind the occasional bad photos from my earliest blog entries!)! Serve with some corn on the cob or a big green salad and you’re good to go! Keep reading to see what I mean (oh, and don’t forget to enter my giveaway while you’re at it!).
1. Blueberry Waffles –
You can start out your Fourth of July Morning with these delicious golden waffles. Serve them with fresh blueberries, strawberries and some whipped cream and BOOM! Instant red, white and blue them!
2. Cheesy Italian Ranch Red Potatoes –
These are so delicious and easy to throw together. While they’re not red, white and blue, they are red, white and delicious and I think that’s close enough!
3. Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sliders –
You can have the awesome feel of delicious BBQ, without getting heat stroke. That’s a win/win in itself! They’re also delicious!
4. M&M Cookies –
You could make these and pick out only the red and blue M&M’s to use. I love this recipe, you can customize the candy based on whatever holiday of the season.
5. Ham & Jalapeno Macaroni Salad –
This is the ultimate side to any get-together, especially in my house. I make it for pretty much anything, anytime we are going to have company. It’s so easy to throw together, and everyone always asks for the recipe.
6. Slow Cooker Saucy Sticky Drumsticks –
Here’s another way to get that BBQ feel without going any further than your slow cooker (yes, I’m a fan!). These can cook throughout the morning and be ready just in time for your guests to enjoy before watching the fireworks display!
7. Easy, Classic Potato Salad –
Here another easy side if you don’t want a Macaroni Salad, you can have the Potato! It’s the perfect side dish to go with anything, whether you actually do BBQ, or if you’re heading to a potluck!
8. Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce –
This cheesecake is always requested in my house, and you can make it Fourth of July Friendly by just adding some fresh blueberries and serving it with the strawberry sauce, or even making a blueberry sauce and serving them together!