Big huge bash here with 10 thousand kids and friends of Dan's and ours and extended family, good neighbors, party in the yard extremely LOUD music and of course Beach Boys stuff, dancing, torches at night with tons of fireworks. Party starts about 1:00pm. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO JOIN US!
We're grilling hot dogs, burgers and chickens. Dan's the barbequer guy and I'm making the traditional potatoe salad, macaroni salads, baked beans, stuffed deviled eggs, corn on the cob. On the cake thing, I'm cheating. I bought a Pillsbury 4th of July cake mix and matching frosting called Stars and Stripes. I'm doing melon balls this year. Scooping out water melons with and ice cream scoop, then honeydew melon balls and cantelope balls with a small scoop., serving in clear plastic see through cups and topped with whipped cream. I"m making brownies too plus there will be chips and dips of all kinds. For drinks we'll have Suntea, assorted soda and Koolade.
Off to a horse show here, so no big 4th party planned. We are going to take our little grill and do some sausages and dogs. But we do that at every show, so no biggie. I'm just glad I don't have to spend any money on fireworks this year.
I put this recipe on another thread about 4th of July recipes but will share here also.
These are perfect for 4th of July barbecues!
Red, White and Bleu Potatoes
4 medium to large red skinned potatoes,thinly sliced
1 small Vidalia Onion, sliced
4 to 6 mushroom, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup bleu cheese or gorgonzola
Place potatoes, onions and mushrooms on a sheet of aluminum foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and dot with butter. Crumble cheese on top. Fold packet to seal and cook either on a medium grill or in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until potatoes are soft.
These are SO GOOD! Made either in the oven or grill! Enjoy!
On the menu are spare ribs, smoked and honey bar-b-q brats, potatoe salad, white rice, pink beans, oven toasted Italian bread and real butter, and for dessert I cheated....bought a fudge chocolate cake from Pepperidge Farm...it stays in the fridge and is nice and cool when served. OMG Yummy!!!
Great for a hot 4th of July day along with Moose Tracks ice cream.
Oh and for drinks it'll be Pomegranite/Cranberry punch (with Splenda) and Miller Lite pony bottles!!
hee hee heeee!!! Robin come on over and bring your other half too! There's plenty...oh...Mom brought a home baked cherry pie with her and Dad!!! There's so much food we ate at around 2:00 and we're still grazing!!