A Red, White & Blue Fourth!

July 3, 2009 1:19:10 PM PDT
Show your patriotic colors to celebrate the Fourth! Don't miss our red, white and blue mealtime suggestions sure to add tasty fireworks to your holiday entertaining!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Our time-honored holiday tradition of setting off fireworks on the Fourth is always paired with a cookout or picnic. There are so many ways to show our patriotic colors by putting red, white and blue on our plates. And it's easier than you'd think!
  • Whether you're serving hot dogs and burgers, or picnic sandwiches and salads, colorful holiday-themed paper or plastic plates and cups will add to your festivities.
  • Make an appetizer with alternate slices of fresh, ruby red tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. That's our red and white. Drizzle them with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper ? maybe a garnish of fresh basil ? and serve it up on a blue platter.
  • Really simple is serving blue corn chips paired with a choice of a rich tomato salsa and/or a creamy ranch dip.
  • For dessert, drizzle vanilla ice cream with strawberry syrup and a sprinkle of fresh blueberries on top, or decorate a homemade or store-bought pound cake like a flag, using vanilla frosting, blueberries and strawberries.
All that's left to do is dig in, enjoy, and watch those fireworks in the sky as you celebrate Independence Day with family and friends around a table full of...

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