While the family was all together this past weekend, I put together fun bbq. There are quite a few July birthdays to celebrate throughout my extended family, so I thought that the patriotic colors would be appropriate and easy to come by this time of year. Instead of traditional birthday cake, we opted for fresh strawberry rhubarb pies in tiny jam jars. Everyone got their own pie and they are a perfect summertime dessert. I do find that you don’t need as much pie crust with jar pies. I also made some of the mint limeade, the one I posted about last week. The youngest kids went around my parents yard collecting wildflowers for decorating the table. My parents yard is magical, Its like you’re in a fairy land. We like our potato salad simple. No celery or pickles, just good old fashioned easy peasy potato salad. with about 4-5 ingredients.
boil diced potatoes, cut up boiled eggs, finely chop onion, mix in miracle whip and salt to taste. Not much to it, but miracle whip is the key! Wrapped a few Zaycon hot dogs in Zaycon bacon. Best. Hotdog. Ever. Because, who doesn’t like bacon?!? The kids inhaled the hotdogs while the adults enjoyed the ribs, steaks and sausages.
My mom makes a mean bbq, it’s sauce sweet and tangy. I’m not even sure whats in it, but she needs to pass the recipe on down through the family.
We grilled corn on the cob. My favorite way to cook it.
I love this time of year.
Enjoy your weekend remembering why we celebrate Independence Day! Have a safe one!!