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Happy Independence Day!

We had a small family gathering yesterday, but we had enough food to feed the masses. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Our menu was a little different from originally planned when we found out that our grill’s burners were recalled (the new ones conveniently arrived today), but the crockpot entrée allowed us for more time visiting with our guests.

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Appetizers:
Salsa
Crudité
Taco Dip
Cheese Platter
Pickle & Olive Tray
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Assorted Chips, Crackers & Pretzels for Dipping

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

Main Course:
Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwiches
Steamed Corn-On-The-Cob
Cucumber Salad
Deviled Eggs
Chopped Greek Salad
Pasta Salad
Coleslaw

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

Desserts:
Fruit Salsa w/Cinnamon Tortillas
Strawberry & Raspberry Fruit Pizza

Strawberry & Raspberry Fruit Pizza

Strawberry & Raspberry Fruit Pizza

Beverages:
Earl Grey Iced Tea
Assorted Beer
Lemonade
Ice Water

I also had punch, chicken dogs, and marshmallows (for roasting) available for the wee ones.

Despite the awesome menu, my 4-year-old nephew wasn’t satisfied after eating a second helping of chicken BBQ, corn and coleslaw. I over heard him talking with my sister-in-law.
Him: Mom, I want oatmeal.
Her: Are you sure? How about more corn on the cob?
Him: NO! I want oatmeal!
Her: I don’t think they have oatmeal here.
Him: Yes they do! I had it last time I was here. Then he proceeded to take her to our pantry door, opened it, pointed to where we keep our oatmeal. So we turned on the tea kettle to warm the water. 🙂

I hope everyone had a great Independence Day!!!

How did you celebrate?

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