Dishes for the 4th

I realized something.

I don’t have any dishes on my blog that are red + white + blue. Think I need to change that? I do, too.

Of course, now I’ve missed the boat for this year, but I plan on having a few for next year, for sure!

In the meantime, do you know what you’re making this weekend? Are you having a cookout or going to someone else’s? Bringing a dish to share or just grilling out at your own place?

Nick and I have some fun plans this weekend, including a “brinner” Sunday night and firework watching Monday night! I can’t wait.

Still not sure what all I’m making this weekend, but these are some of my favorite July-friendly foods right now.

If you’ve got fresh berries (which you should!) use them to make these crisps, crumbles or coffee cake or this blueberry coffee cake!

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If you’re bringing a side dish to a cookout or picnic, these are my favorites. All summery, NO mayo (so no worries about it sitting out for a few hours), and healthy, too.

Strawberry Wheatberry Salad

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Black Bean, Balsamic, and Feta Salad

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And – my latest favorite – Quinoa with Zucchini, Blueberries, and Feta

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If it’s blazing hot this weekend and you can’t even think of turning on the stove or the oven, please please make these.

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Frozen Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough – and they’re vegan! i.e. safe to eat since there’s no raw eggs.  They’re a good idea.

 

What’s on your menu this weekend?

7 comments

  1. Brinner! Best meal :) Enjoy it. And crisps/crumbles are always my most favorite dessert. I am bringing an appetizer and side dish to my Aunt’s party on the fourth. The app is going to be sort of a random platter of goodness with brie covered in a peach chutney, pepperoni, crackers, grapes and nuts. My side dish is going to be a roasted potato and green bean salad with pesto on top.

  2. That frozen cookie dough sounds amazing! Hope you are enjoying the long weelend:-)

  3. Great selections! I am about to click on the cookie dough link! Happy 4th!

  4. Have a great weekend! that feta and bluebs salad would be perfect for a backyard bbq :)

  5. Ooo, you offered a nice selection! We’re having a bbq, with mac n cheese and corn and red white and blue cheesecake for dessert…mmmm! :)
    Looking forward to meeting you in person soon!

  6. i have no red white and blue recipes either! Not quite sure how I managed that one…

    I love all of these salads, though! For the fourth or for any other day!

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