Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Festivites

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend filled with good food and good weather. I spent the weekend at the beach with my family and boyfriend, soaking up the sun and gorging myself on food and drink.

Although the weekend has passed, I still want to share with you all the delicious food we made to celebrate, as we still have many weeks of summer left, and these recipes will be great all season long. 

We ventured out on our boat the evening of the 4th to enjoy the fireworks from the water, which were spectacular. We packed ourselves a little picnic that consisted of:

Cheese and Crackers
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Fruit Skewers
Potato Salad
Fried Chicken
Chocolate Chip Cookies, and 
Mixed Berry Crumb Bars.

To drink, we had wine, mojitos, and mint juleps, made with mint-infused simple syrup, courtesy of Dan. Ladies (and gents), may I point out how important it is to have a man with such good cocktail-making abilities?

Everything was delicious and since most of it was finger food, it worked really well on the boat. We had never tried this fried chicken recipe, but it may have been the best I've ever had. It was spicy and flavorful and not too difficult to make. The potato salad is my go-to recipe and is a major hit every time. The same goes for the shrimp cocktail, that I made for Thanksgiving last year. I've linked to some of the recipes above, but I of course want to give you more detailed recipes for the desserts, so stay tuned for those, coming in the next couple of days!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm I can taste the fried chicken! Usually the bones in fried chicken freak me out and when I was little, in case my family has forgotten---I would just peal the crispy outer-layer off the chicken and leave the actual chicken naked and untouched, but this chicken I ate, and liked it!

    This clearly signals growth for me, and a GREAT fried chicken recipe!


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