A menu that sparkles
June 08, 2021
Let’s salute the season with a menu that sparkles on July Fourth, as well as all summer long. Our suggestions complement all the traditional cookout fare, including hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, and classic s’mores.
Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
Cut watermelon into 1-inch slices. Then, using star cookie cutters, cut watermelon into star shapes.
Put watermelon stars into serving bowl. Sprinkle blueberries and feta cheese on top. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Tortellini, cooked and cooled
Salami, sliced thin
Mozzarella cheese, cut into chunks
Spinach leaves or basil leaves
Thread ingredients onto bamboo skewers in random order. Drizzle with a little olive oil or Italian salad dressing, if desired.
Chilled white wine or Prosecco or clear fruit juice (grape or apple)
Red, white, and blue frozen treat (Bomb Pop)
This versatile drink is fun for all ages. An alcohol-free version can be made with grape juice, apple juice or seltzer water. The alcohol version could use Prosecco or any white wine. To make, add the chilled drink to a glass. Put a red, white, and blue frozen treat (better known as the Bomb Pop) upside down into the glass and serve.