What to Bring to a 4th of July Barbeque?

Hello everybody,

My question for today is:

What to Bring to a 4th of July Barbeque?

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As you all know, 4th of July is coming in a few days. And I am sure everyone is looking forward to it. There are 3 days where we can have fun and I am sure many of you are either going to a barbeque or have a barbeque at home.

Personally I love barbeque because there is always something to eat for me – meat, sausages, sometimes grilled vegetables, etc

But there are also foods I do not eat, f.e potato salad, bread or potato chips. And the beverage options are mostly limited to soda and beer. But in all houses there is water available, so no problem for me there. I do love coffee and drink quite a bit, so that may be harder to come by.

Now being invited to a barbeque one should always bring something. At least that is what we do. So what can you bring to a barbeque? The host usually has all the meat available, so if you ask the answer might be a side dish or desert.

My husband usually buys beer for a barbeque, so that leaves me with something to come up with. The major problem is that what I like does not really apply to other people.

So most of the time I take either a salad, or for desert a fruit salad, maybe some muffins. My favorite salad to make is green bean salad. You can cok the green beans the day before and then put them warm into the oil and vinegar dressing. Let stand overnight in the refrigerator and the green beans taste delicious the next day. It is easy and quick to make and most people like the fresh taste.

If a desert is asked for I usually make a fruit salad. Now normally I soak the raisins in rum to give them a delicious taste. So for taking it to a barbeque I have to make 2 bowls. One with water soaked raisins for the kids and one for us adults with rum soaked raisins. This desert is easy to make, just a little bit if work to cut up all the fruits.

Now what to bring for a 4th of July barbeque? Several times I made my fruit bowl layered with red fruits, like strawberries, raspberries… blue fruit with blueberries, blackberries and white with usually bananas, pealed apples (normally I leave the peal on the fruit – but in order to get white I have to remove it), sometimes lychee…. and anything else I can think of.

I won’t be home this year for 4th of July, but as soon as I get back I will make a fruit bowl and add the pictures here for you all to see.

So that being said, I wish everybody a great rest of the week and if you go shopping for something to bring to a 4th of July barbeque, keep my suggestions in mind.

Talk to you soon

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