Happy Independence Day to all of my U.S. followers! To everyone else – Happy Wednesday. Unless you’re British, then you get nothing. You know what you did…
I think that gif is your prime minister or something, Brits. Just kidding. I know it’s Paul McCartney–and he looks pretty good for someone who died in 1966.
Anyhoozles, today, since we’re all busy in the U.S. patting our own backs and licking our own…undercarriage…I thought I’d share some of my favorite “July 4th” recipes. And, for those that aren’t aware (*cough* Brits *cough*), Independence Day is on a day that is always 2 degrees shy of Hell, so it’s all about a cookout/barbecue. A person hosts at their house and provides the main dish (meats–usually grilled, smoked or slow-roasted) and all of the guests bring the side dishes and drinks. Grilled meats, fresh side dishes, dessert–and a touch of the hooch–and you have a party to tide you over until it’s time for the fireworks. So, these recipes reflect that. Enjoy!
Main Courses – ya’ know, MEAT.
Sauces – ’cause you need some extra flavor on that MEAT!
Stubb’s Original BBQ Sauce (it’s what we do in Texas when we’re feeling lazy)
Side Dishes – vegetable like substances.
Dessert – You need something to settle your stomach, right?
Non-Alcoholic Drinks – In case there are children present. They’re well-known teetotalers.
Alcoholic Drinks – For the adults–and true Americans.
JELL-O Firecrackers – how cute are these???
Okay, folks. Enjoy your Independence Day–“ooooh and aaaah” over the fireworks. Enjoy your friends and family. Enjoy any time off from work. But if you drink–DO. NOT. DRIVE. Have fun…but be responsible! And if you are actually British–I have a gift for you:
Just kidding. You’d always be welcome at my cookout! Love to all!
Until next time…