I have been L-A-Z-Y lately in the baking department because life just has other ideas than seeing me happily chirp away in my kitchen. So I have decided to share my ideal Fourth-Of-July Menu from the the Blogosphere. I have rudely stolen these photos from each one’s blog so I hope that’s OK folks. Have a great weekend!
Crazily, and not humbly, I would start the holiday with my own Red Velvet Pancakes. No one who is a regular follower is surprised that I would choose my OWN recipe…I am not exactly the type who shyly and sweetly stands in the background with my baked goods.
Next, I would start lunch with a Southwest twist and dip into Rachel’s black bean and avocado salsa.
I would enjoy a Philadelphia inspired lunch with these fabulous looking Philly Cheese Steak Sands from Raymond at Ang Sarap.
Or These Adorable Mini Meatball Sliders from Courtney at Misadventures in Cooking.
Because it’s the Fourth and all, I don’t see any reason not to have dessert after lunch…do you? Not with this incredible Strawberry Upside Down Cake from Yummy Chunklet!
I would start the early part of our evening with this crazy amazing looking Basil Blueberry Mojito from Linda at Savoring Every Bite.
And then eat these crispy, tropical coconut shrimp from Eat, Live, Play.
Save room for dinner because it will be Greg’s Famous HOMEMADE BRATS from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide. OMG! Greg’s food always looks “Wish I could eat straight from the screen” fantastic, but these seem like the perfect way to sit out back, under the shaded patio and spend my evening before the fireworks start.
Along side his spicy Brats, I would love this cool, refreshing mint and melon salad from Janna’s Try It, You Might Like It.
Finally, because I AM the CRAZY DESSERT Lovin’ person that I am, I would have a choice of THREE perfect looking desserts.
One…fabulous Peach, Strawberry and Raspberry Crisp from Leah at the Seven Hill’s Collection.
OR this Lattice Topped Blueberry Pie from Joanne at Eats Well With Others.
And Finally…Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes from Sweet Caroline’s Cooking.
Have a Happy and Safe Fourth everyone! 🙂
July 3, 2011 at 9:44 am
This is quite a menu for the 4th! Of course, I’d eat the pancakes and then skip right to the desserts! 😉
July 3, 2011 at 9:49 am
You have chosen a delicious round up of recipes!
July 3, 2011 at 10:39 am
What time should we be over tomorrow?
July 3, 2011 at 10:40 am
I’m full just looking at all of these crazy good recipes! And can I just say that blueberry pie is screaming at me to bake it. That is one darn good looking pie! Actually the whole menu is fabulous. Now I just need someone here to whip it all up for me, because I’m taking the day off. LOL! 🙂
July 3, 2011 at 10:45 am
I want to spend every holiday at your house! What a great round up. Everything looks fantastic, but that pie is really calling my name, and the salsa and the shrimp, and the.. it all looks fantastic. Thanks for the shout out!
July 3, 2011 at 11:03 am
Thanks so much for featuring me here! I’m honored! Everything looks great. I’m thinking about doing a “polka dot” theme for my daughter’s first birthdayand was considering serving melon balls in one form or another–so I’m definitely bookmarking that salad. Happy 4th!
July 3, 2011 at 11:21 am
Ahhh! Those all look so delicious! I love the look of the homemade brats. And the pie. And the mojito.
Okay, I love the look of it all. Thanks for making me wish I’d had more than a salad for lunch!
July 3, 2011 at 11:38 am
What a perfect round up! All of this food looks amazing and I’m tempted to make everything right now. Thanks so much for the shout out! xx
July 3, 2011 at 11:41 am
Happy 4th Geni!! Thanks for including me in the round up. 🙂
That melon salad is currently my most requested dish.
July 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Great roundup! 🙂
July 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm
Geni I love this list. I always love finding new blogs and of course some of my favorites are listed above as well. I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend 🙂
July 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Everything looks great. But knowing Joanne, that blueberry pie is probably fabulous! Thanks for giving me a lot of new blogs to check out.
July 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm
I feel so famous! Thank you for including me in that amazing list of tasty dishes! I’m definitely going to have to check some of those recipes out!
July 3, 2011 at 7:40 pm
Great menu! Thanks for including me! The rest of the recipes look fabulous!
July 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm
Oh my goodness, you just made me so hungry!
July 4, 2011 at 12:11 am
Thanz quite a menu there. Mouth watering delicious. Strawberry Upside Down Cake yummm ….
July 4, 2011 at 12:42 am
A very festive menu!
July 4, 2011 at 1:09 am
Wow I am honoured and flattered that my recipe is a part of your round up. Thanks
July 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm
All these pictures are making me so hungry! Your red velvet pancakes with blueberries and whipped topping looks wonderfully festive and yummy! Perfect way to begin the holiday! Hope yours is lots of fun! 🙂
July 5, 2011 at 4:51 am
Aww thanks so much for including me love! I only wish I could come over and eat all of these with you!
July 5, 2011 at 5:50 am
Geni, This is wonderful, what a great line up of ideas! Thanks for sharing my drink!! I’m fascinated by the red velvet pancakes! I had made my kids pancakes coordinating to the holidays (green for St. Patty’s, red for valentines) so this really brought back some memories! Hope you enjoyed a great 4th holiday!
July 5, 2011 at 6:37 am
These all look so delicious, but I’m especially swooning over that strawberry upside down cake. Oh my goodness!
Glad to have some new blogs to see, too. Thanks for sharing, Geni!
July 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm
These are so cute and looks delicious! What a perfect 4th of July breakfast! Love your blog and so glad to be a new follower 🙂
July 6, 2011 at 8:02 am
The Red Velvet’s are totally yummy and dangerous if you ask me. The Buttermilk Truck in LA got me HOOKED,
July 25, 2011 at 2:57 am
red velvet pancakes yummm! there’s this place in LA called The Griddle that makes them the size of your plate!!