Red, White & Blue, Stars and Stripes, Fireworks and BBQ!!




Finally it's that time of year when the sun shines bright, the beaches are full and the grills come out. Added to that the fireworks and the celebrations...yes I'm talking about 4th of July! Now I'm not American but I do love to eat and celebrate, and the 4th of July is just the time for that!

This time I'm fortunate enough to enjoy the festivities here in Southern Cali. How about you? What's cooking this 4th of July and what's your list of places to see and things to do this weekend? Me? I plan on lazing around at the beach, maybe take in the sites and sounds of the San Diego County Fair and of course gorge myself with some good food! Then I'm gonna top that all off with some eye popping fireworks. Hopefully I can get a spot where I can see several fireworks displays at once!

Here are some recipes I'm contemplating for this weekend. (Yep I'm gonna be full!) Enjoy!

Meats:
Barbecued Lamb On Skewers on Foodista

Avocado Chipotle Cheeseburger on Foodista

Garlic and Ginger Marinated Chicken on Foodista

Salads:
Strawberry Spinach Salad on Foodista

Portuguese Tuna and Bean Salad on Foodista

Potato Salad on Foodista

Watermelon Salad on Foodista

Sides:
Ancho Chili and Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes on Foodista

Hasselback Potatoes on Foodista

Desserts:
Black Forest Cake on Foodista

Splendid Strawberry Tart on Foodista

Drinks:
White Sangria on Foodista

Pina Colada on Foodista




HAPPY 4TH JULY AMERICA!!!

5 comments:

thumbbook said...

Yay for the fireworks! Hope you had fun!

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Chow and Chatter said...

great idea for a blog my 2 fav things

FoodTravelDiva said...

Thanks Ruth and Chow & Chatter!

Thumbook I sure did have a lot of fun and managed to cook some of the foods I was thinking about!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

these images leave my mouth watering. we are making frozen minted lemon lime mojittos today!! mint is straight from our garden. I'm following your blog and am excited to see what you are up to.