4th of July – Food Post

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Ok first off, My wedding got featured today by the Lovely Ashley at Life After the Aisle.  You should jont over there and check it out and let her know you stopped by!

Now on with the rest of today’s post:

With the 4th of July fastly approaching us, I thought I would share some quick, simple recipes that maybe you might enjoy on this fantastic holiday!


Grilled Lettuce
Romaine lettuce, gently brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with seasoning and grilled.  Then cut up for salad.  Then add garnishings such as grape tomatoes & onion.
My friend Kathy says it reminds her of Wilted Lettuce.


Beer Bread
16 oz Beer – Not a dark ale
3 cups self rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt

Mix together.  Spray pan with non stick cooking spray and put in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.


Spinach Dip
1-10oz pkg frozen spinach thawed and squeeze out juice, drain well.
1-8oz can sliced water chestnuts
1/2 small onion chopped fine
1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 envelope Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix (dry)
1 large loaf sourdough bread (round)

Combine Spinach, water chestnuts and onion and chop well or blend in a blender.  Combine mayo, sour cream and dry soup mix.  Mix well.  Add the spinach mixture to this and mix well.  Cut top from bread and hollow out center.  Keep the center of bread for dipping.  Fill the bread bowl with the dip.  Lay the other bread around the outside of bread bowl.  You can also use crackers for dipping.


Cheese Dip
1 pkg Velveeta
1 8oz  pkg cubed pepper-jack cheese
1 can Rotel

Mix ingredients until warm and creamy.

Serve with Tortilla Chips.


Bring to a boil
1 cup sugar and 1 cup white corn syrup.  Remove from heat and blend with 1 cup peanut butter.  Add 6 cups rice krispies and pour into 9×13 buttered pan.  Press down evenly.

Melt in a double boiler 1 6oz pkg chocolate chips (milk), 1 6oz pkg butterscotch chips.  Spread evenly over the cereal mixture.  Allow enough time for toping to set up.  Cut into bars and stor in air tight container.


Peanut Butter Balls
1 pound powdered sugar (approx 4 cups)
1 stick oleo (melted)
2 cups peanut butter
1 pkg chocolate almond bark

Mix sugar, melted oleo and peanut butter.  Roll into balls.  Coat hands with powdered sugar to keep from sticking.  Next melt chocolate bark and dip balls then put on wax paper to dry.

Optional can add 2 cups rice krispies if you want crunch balls.


Bean Dip
Taco Bell Refried Beans
Couple Dollops of Sour Cream
Taco Seasoning to taste

Mix together, heat and enjoy!


Luscious Slush Punch
2 1/2 cups white sugar
6 cups water
2 (3oz) pkgs strawberry flavored gelatin mix
1 (46 fluid oz) can pineapple juice
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 quart orange juice
2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

1.  In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water and strawberry flavored gelatin.  Boil for 3 minutes.  Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice and orange juice.  Divide mixture in half, and freeze in 2 separate containers.
2.  When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl, and stir 1 bottle of lemon-lime soda until slushy.


I have had all of these.  No not recently, therefore no pictures, but they are so good and super easy so I thought I would share in case you are looking for some new ideas on things to make for this 4th of July or really any time of the year or any occasion… like a random Wednesday.  Hope you enjoy!

p.s. Don’t forget to try your luck at a quote or name for yesterday’s photo.  It’ll be worth it *hint hint*

0 thoughts on “4th of July – Food Post

  1. There you go again, making me hungry too early in the morning! haha!! Must try some of these over the Canada Day weekend up here!! 🙂

  2. I've never heard of wilted lettuce – as in a good way, lol; or grilled lettuce, but it sounds interesting.
    I will definitely bookmark this page for ideas any time. 🙂

  3. I'm a sucker for spinach dip. Seriously – can't be near it, I'll devour it. Also, you're obv. not eating any of this stuff cuz you're lookin mighty skinny in that profile pic on the other blog. 🙂

  4. Peanut butter balls sound SO good! Does it mean I'm fat if I automatically pick out the dessert?! Haha!!

  5. Sounds yummy , well exept for the grilled lettuce ,I don't know if I would like that
    I think the horse in the pic at the bottom is giving the same look I did when reading it

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