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.

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Menu for the Fourth

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)
Watermelon wedges
Iced Tea, Lemonade, Sangria and Cold Beer

Mixed Berry Pie by Grandma


Linda said...

What part of the state of the nation is getting you down, Barb?

scmom (Barbara) said...

Well Linda, it would probably be easier to say which parts aren't.

Crafty P said...

How was the brisket? I'm intrigued as I've never used liquid smoke. How did it measure on your heat-meter? I simply must get some good sea salt and try these brownies!

mel said...

Totally coming back for that corn,avacado,tomato salad.recipe, it sounds yummy and fresh.