Throw a Festive Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Barbecue

4th of July Barbecue | Celebrate American Freedom

 

Throw a Red, White, and Blue 4th of July BBQ

Celebrate Independence day with by throwing a 4th of July Barbecue.

The fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  The days here in Florida are long and steamy and it’s the perfect day to gather family and friends for an afternoon pool party and pre-fireworks barbecue.

This year, without fireworks, without the big gathering of neighbors, family, and friends our celebration will look a little different.  COVID is resurging here in Florida, beaches are closed and fireworks canceled.

Good news our backyard is still our sanctuary and we have close family and friends that have been staying safe.

So we’ve decided to get creative. We’ll throw a small pool party featuring a menu of red, white, and blue foods.  How fun! 🙂

We’ll have sparklers.  We’ll celebrate our freedom.  We’ll remember our ancestors that fought for our freedom and all the wonderful rights we enjoy as Americans.

I learned this year after taking my Ancestry DNA test, that my ancestors immigrated from Ireland and Germany and fought for our freedom.  And my grandparents that immigrated from Switzerland and Italy to make America their home.

I say a little prayer of thanksgiving and protection for our soldiers serving throughout the world to ensure our freedom and our way of life.

I’ve lived or worked in every state (except Nebraska) and can say that from Alaska to Florida and all points in between this is a great country, filled with great people – truly a reason to celebrate!

Have a great 4th of July!

Cheers!

K—

🧜‍♀️ ❤️

 

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4th of July Barbecue | Fun and Festive Red, White, and Blue Menu

Nothing is more quintessentially American than a backyard BBQ.  And this Red, white, and blue 4th of July Barbecue menu is filled with all your BBQ favs.

Finish your 4th of July Party with a S’mores Bar and 22 Gourmet S’mores recipes.

Appetizers:

Grilled Shrimp with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce


Blue Cheese Potato Chips Recipe

 
Sides:

Poppy Seed Slaw with Blueberries and Apples and Almonds


Grilled Corn on the Cob with Toppings Station


Best Baked Potato Ever – The Secret is the Grill


Watermelon and Feta Salad

 

Main Course

Red Hot BBQ and Blue Cheese Bacon Burger 

or try one of these

Burger Recipes includes vegetarian, vegan and alternative burger recipes


Chicken Skewers with Blueberry BBQ sauce (featured)

 

Desserts

S’mores Bar – 22 S’mores Recipes


White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry, Blueberry and Hazelnut Topping

 

Beverages

Red, White and Blue Mojitos


Blue Margarita


Refreshing Red Hibiscus Iced Tea

 

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I love serving homemade meals and entertaining, but I don’t love spending all my time in the kitchen… Sound familiar?  I’ll share my shortcuts for getting delicious, healthy food on the table – easy, fast & stress-free. All of my recipes have been tested on family and friends.  We love them and I hope you will too.

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Kelly

Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun.

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4th of July Barbecue Recipes to celebrate Independence Day.  This easy-breezy 4th of July Barbecue menu includes all-American BBQ favs. via @mermaidsandmojitos
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