Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Fourth Menu


Having family over is really the only way I ever want to spend this holiday (I suppose in that way it's just like all the other holidays). I'm not big on fireworks, and it's just too darn hot to sit and watch a parade. But lighting some candles on the deck, mixing some cold drinks, and eating until we are forced to unbutton our top buttons -- that sounds like a blast.

This year's menu is simple (as always) but I think everyone will be satisfied. I making pies for dessert, and I planned all recipes that need no refrigeration (gotta save room in the fridge for salads and cold drinks!). I'll bake in the morning and hopefully be finished by noon, when I can throw together some salads, some drinks, and get my kitchen cleaned up.

Fourth of July

Buttermilk Brined Chicken
Broccoli Slaw
Roasted Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad
Mustard Potato Salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Bread (I'm cheating at Panera -- gotta save room in the oven for pie!)

Blueberry Pie (this recipe)
Apple Pie (this recipe, just apples)
Vanilla ice cream (of course)
Sweet Potato Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
S'mores (we'll have a big fire going in the backyard)



Crafty P said...

mmmmmmmmmm, yummy! sounds like a great plan!
I can't remember the last time we went out to see fireworks! the kids just wouldn't make it that late and the next day.... unbearable! call me a party pooper...

Amy said...

Just came across your site and I am so excited! Love the other Catholic links that you have listed, not to mention all of your wonderful recipes! Happy 4th of July everyone!