Independence Day Celebration

Are you looking for some last minute food ideas to help celebrate the 4th of July? We’ve been having fun testing recipes found in magazines or on other blogs. Here’s what we’ve found (with recipes to follow).

Cherry Lemonade:

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

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She’s a Grand Old Lasagna:

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Cherry Lemonade (from Martha Stewart Living, July 2011)
Cook 1 lb pitted cherries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice until sugar has dissolved. (I blended this mixture without the sugar first.) C0ol and strain your mixture. Pour it over a pitcher of ice. Add the juice of 8 freshly sqeezed lemons and 4 cups of club soda (or 32 oz.). You’re all done. 🙂

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The Disney Family Fun June/July 2011 issue suggests dipping strawberries in melted white chocolate and then rolling the bottom portion in blue sprinkles. Another blogger on TastesLikeFood dipped strawberries in white chocolate and then added a blue frosted swirl (as seen in the picture).

She’s a Grand Old Lasagna

Simply prepare your favorite lasagna and then add red stripes with pasta sauce and chopped olives as stars.

Banana Split with a Twist

This is a fun change from the traditional load it up with ice cream and syrup banana split. Cut your bananas in half and place watermelon balls on top. Add a little bit of whipped cream on top of the watermelon. Place a strawberry sliver or a blueberry on top and you’re all set.

Don’t forget you can decorate your bikes too and take the family for a little parade ride around the neighborhood. Here’s a quick and easy bike decorating example:

Have a safe and terrific Independence Day Celebration.


One response to “Independence Day Celebration

  1. Thank you for sharing my strawberries on your blog! Happy fourth of July!! 🙂

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