Party Planning: Patriotic Cook Out

We all have someone in our lives that has fought for our country and what better way to solute our soldiers then a good old fashion patriotic cookout.  In this article you will find great recipes and tips on decorating your Fourth of July themed gathering.

I recommend renting a tent for this event for your guest to eat dinner in because this is a sentimental gathering. I would decorate the tables with cotton flag table cloths, red white and blue roses in a royal blue crystal vase with lit tea candles floating in the middle will make the event even more intimate. Patriotic dishware would grace the tables.  I would also use a projector to do a slide show of the great memories of the soldiers that we hold close to us and the soldiers that we lost. This will bring the cookout to a great ending.  SEE RECIPE IDEAS

Menu:

Island Chicken

4 (6ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast.

2 Teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

2 ¼ teaspoons salt free Jamaican jerk seasoning, divided (recommended the spice hunter salt)

1 (20ounce) can of no sugar added pineapple slices, in juice reserved (recommended Dole)

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Courtesy: Sandra Lee

Grilled Potato and Pepper Salad

2 Pounds fingerling potatoes

6 Cloves garlic crushed

1 Bay leaf

Kosher salt

4 Bell peppers (red or yellow) stemmed and quartered

2 Bunches scallions, trimmed

5 Tablespoons extra vinegar

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Courtesy: Food Network Magazine

Fourth Of July Cocktail

 

1 Ounce watermelon Schnapps

1 Big splash cranberry juice

1 Very thin slice jalapeno or Serrano pepper

1 Slice lemon

1 Slice lime

1 ½ ounce tequila

¼ Ounce tequila

½ Ounce blue curacao

½ Ounce simple syrup

Watermelon wedge, for garnish optional

Courtesy: Guy Fieri

 

Red White and Blue Trifle

1 Box red velvet cake mix, about 18 ounce

1 16 Ounce table whipped toppings

2 Pints blue berries

1 Pint strawberries tops removed

Courtesy: Sandra Lee

For more patriotic cookout recipes please visit www.foodnetwork.com

I recommend renting a tent for this event for your guest to eat dinner in because this is a sentimental gathering. I would decorate the tables with cotton flag table cloths, red white and blue roses in a royal blue crystal vase with lit tea candles floating in the middle will make the event even more intimate. Patriotic dishware would grace the tables.  I would also use a

by Event Specialist Artraya Daniels

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