Friday, July 1, 2011

BBQ menu ideas

July is here! Can you believe it; the year is just zooming by.

Let's get our wheels turning and plan a great 4th of July BBQ. Remember you don't have to make all of these but this will help you gather your perfect BBQ ingredients!

For beverages you will need:
Ice water
Patriotic drink: cranberry juice, blue Gatorade, 7-up, ice cubes

For the appetizers you will need:
Chips & dip (or 7 layer dip)
Crackers & cheese (or a cheese ball)
Shrimp & cocktail sauce
Chicken wings
Veggie plate: carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, pickles, olives (black & green), dip, etc.
Fruit plate: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.

For the main course you will need:
Hamburgers & buns
Hot dogs & buns
Grilled bbq chicken
Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, salt, pepper, ranch, etc.
Toppings: cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions (raw & grilled), sauteed mushrooms, etc.

For the side dishes you will need:
Potato salad
Green salad
Pasta salad
Fruit salad
Jello salad
Deviled eggs
Baked beans
Corn on the cob
Green beans (or casserole)
Funeral potatoes
Grilled zucchini
Baked potatoes & toppings
Sweet potatoes & toppings
Potato wedges
Grilled pineapple

For dessert you will need:
Cobbler: apple, cherry, peach, etc.
Cake or cupcakes
Pie: berry, pumpkin, key lime, lemon meringue
Cookies: peanut butter, snicker doodle, sugar, chocolate chip
Brownies (or mint)
Ice cream

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