The fourth of July will be here in no time. Parties and picnics await, and whether you are host or guest, quite likely you are thinking about what to prepare for the festivities.
It’s gotten warm. Diners will be looking forward to cool, refreshing food. Chefs will be looking to minimize time spent in prepping and cooking while maximizing their food dollars.
To help you in your planning, I have pulled together some recipe ideas from past posts that should make everyone happy. They include:
- DIY Ginger Ale
- Fred Harvey’s Cole Slaw
- Hakurei Turnip Salad
- Fig and Goat Cheese Sandwich
- Skillet Cake [Yes, you have to bake this, but the prep is really easy.]
- Black Bean and Veggie Salad (from a week ago)
- And my newest discovery … If you find yourself with some extra watermelon and lots of baby greens, try cutting the watermelon into small cubes and topping your salad with it. French dressing goes particularly well with this combination of flavors.
Have a great holiday and a great week. Thanks for reading.
I often blog on food, food issues, or topics related to growing things on Monday in support of Meatless Monday, one of several programs developed in the Healthy Monday project, founded in 2003 in association with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications. Meatless Monday’s goal is “to help reduce meat consumption 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet.”