Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5313 posts, RR: 53 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
Like MD-90's thread suggests, it depends on what region you're in. Barbeque is big, as is fried chicken in the South for the Fourth. One good suggestion would be some red/white/blue-themed dessert. Strawberries, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Blueberries, for instance.
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
I think Barbecue is traditional - whenever I got to my bruv's for July Fourth, they have a neighbourhood barbecue - hot dogs, burgers, pork ribs, chicken - all laced with cholestorol and carcinogens - mmmmm !
KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2118 times:
Barbeque all the way.
Typical Fourth of July Menu:
Hot Dogs(White Hots and Red Hots), Hamburgs, Sausage (Italian and Polish), Barbeque Chicken, Ribs, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Egg Salad, Tossed Salad, lobster/clams/Fish is big in the northeast, there is just tons of stuff.
We cannot forget the most important ingredient though. The fourth is not the fourth without mass consumption of alcohol. Beer is the most likely choice for that category. D
767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11 Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
We usually grill hamburgers and hot dogs and usually will have corn-on-the-cob, baked potatoes, baked beans, potato salad...the like...just try to enjoy a nice family day out.
Regards and happy soon-to-be birthday America!!!
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
Chips 'n dips for starters - make dip using cream cheese (eg Philadelphia) and a packet of dry brown onion soup powder. If you can get Mesquite or BBQ flavour chips (crisps), use just sour cream with chopped up chives as a dip (both dips work well with crudités alsol)
Desert - cheesecake (mmmmm !) or apple pie (mmmmmm !) - and ice cream (preferably Ben and Jerry's with at least a 2/3 brownie or cookie dough content).
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4119 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
starters, desert suggestions?
starters...I'm a big fan of layered Bean Dip. get a large but shallow glass dish and start spreading layers: Refried Beans, sour cream, olives, green onions, cheddar cheese, guacamole (fresh guac would be preferred). Usually it's beans on the bottom with the sour cream, onions, olives, cheese on the top. Best to use tortilla chips/strips with these.
Desert: like the others said, ice-cream or pie is good. S'mores are good too.
PS: If you have a source of fireworks there...get some small ones. Especially if there will be young children.
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