I usually enjoy preparing a big meal on the Fourth of July with lots of yummy desserts to enjoy through the firework-filled night. This year it may be the heat, or maybe it's the state of the nation getting me down, but I don't seem to really have it in me to cook a huge spread. Extended family will be at my house, however, and I'll have to make sure they have something to eat, so I went through some old recipes and new, and picked out a few things to enjoy.
I hope you'll be able to celebrate Independence Day in some small (or big) way, even if it's just to commiserate with friends and family about our nation and what we'd like to see happen in the next few months.
I don't normally try new recipes when we are having company, but since we're all family, I'm giving a new recipe or two a try.
Fourth of July Dinner
Red Pepper Hummus and veggies (a new-to-me recipe)
Roast Beef Brisket (a new-to-me recipe)
Iced Tea, Lemonade, Sangria and Cold Beer
Mixed Berry Pie by Grandma