Patriotic picnic.

Zaycon Foods -picnicWhile 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. Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnicInstead 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. Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnicThe 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. Zaycon Foods -patriotic picnicWe like our potato salad simple. No celery or pickles, just good old fashioned easy peasy potato salad. with about 4-5 ingredients.

Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnicboil 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! Zaycon Foods- Patriotic picnicWrapped a few Zaycon hot dogs in Zaycon bacon. Best. Hotdog. Ever. Because, who doesn’t like bacon?!? Zaycon Foods-patriotic picnicThe kids inhaled the hotdogs while the adults enjoyed the ribs, steaks and sausages. Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnic

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.

Zaycon Foods- grilled corn on the cobWatermelon is a staple in our home in the summer. We have it at just about every picnic. Zaycon Foods-patriotic picnicZaycon foods- patriotic picnicThe best part of the day. We ended the night with our very own fireworks display.

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I love this time of year.

Enjoy your weekend remembering why we celebrate Independence Day! Have a safe one!!

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