Cooking for the 4th ??

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    Jul 04, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    Who's cooking today or this weekend ? Having people over or going some where for a BBQ/ / Picnic ? What are you making if you are cooking??

    I'm heading to my sisters house for a family BBQ This afternoon, taking along a Pasta Salad and Baked Beans that have been slow cooking in the oven all night.. gonna stop at work and pick up a Red Velvet Cake as well.

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    Happy 4th!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 04, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    Fairly quiet 4th for me. Have had large parties in the past, many smaller groups and a few quiet 4ths. There will be grilling (I love it almost every weekend).. and a couple of friends. No huge fireworks displays, just pull up a chair and watch the neighborhood.

    One of the things I've done for the last several years is watch the movie, "Gettysburg"... few movies instill such absolutely awesome feelings for this country as this movie does.... its amazing.
    I get goose bumps (I realize this is an aside from the meaning of this thread)...


    Happy 4th everyone!

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    Jul 04, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    Lapinblanc saidWho's cooking today or this weekend ? Having people over or going some where for a BBQ/ / Picnic ? What are you making if you are cooking??

    Got about 9 friends coming over around 4, a relatively small gathering but many of our friends are on vacation. I'll be grilling, but also inviting everyone to grill their own, since cooking to please others really intimidates me. If you want your steak done exactly semi-medium rare, with only 27% pink, then do it yourself!

    We got a ton of boneless rib eyes, about USD $14 a pound but adequate for an outdoor grill in my view, plus some sausages and hot dogs, and told them if you want something else, bring it yourself. I think they'll like these steaks, though, beautifully marbled, and I make a special rub and sauce I offer if they like, or else I'll grill them plain.

    We'll also have Rosemary potatoes (the Rosemary fresh from our garden, that I gotta chop shortly), corn on the cob, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, a big salad with lots of dressing choices, including my home-made Italian style (gotta throw that together, too), and pre-dinner snacks of all kinds. Another thing I have to make soon is the French onion dip for the chips, with chives from our garden.

    But I work quick, really doesn't take long, and once I start I like to just keep going without pause, and have everything absolutely fresh as guests arrive. Plus hubby starts fussing if I spend too much time tying up "his" kitchen." LOL!

    So that's how we're hoping our Fourth goes. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 04, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    Amendment: hubby just made a quick trip to the supermarket, and came back with hamburgers & buns. "You can't have a cook-out without hamburgers!" Plus he told me one of our guests is bringing deviled eggs, and who knows what the others will provide. We are all going to die of overeating! LOL! Not to mention the full bar I've prepared. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 04, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    Were having a cook out too. Having another couple over. Doing steaks, corn on the cob, pasta salad and baked beans. I wanted some tomatos but after what happened in the super market we were both put off the idea. Read my post on the Kids These Days thread to find out what happened. Happy 4th. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 04, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    I'll be grilling chicken that's been marinating in orange juice, garlic and onion, bay, marjoram, oregano and thyme. With a salad of chopped carrots, celery and black-eyed peas. My family's bringing an Italian style potato salad (olive oil instead of mayo) and for dessert, a homemade blueberry tart that we'll serve with strong coffee.

    At nightfall, fireworks at the Lake Worth Lagoon. Independence Day is always one of my favorites!





  • calibro

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    Jul 04, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    My friends and I are having a Lost Season 5 marathon party, so I'm baking 5 pizzas in honor... Made a Texican, Indian Curry, Breakfast, Mediterranean, and a Thai chili pizza... all from scratch. I am thinking of also baking some cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.
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    Jul 04, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    Just the standard hot dogs and chips. No grilling or company and the roommate is going to a party.

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  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 04, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    One friend had his monthly brunch potluck this morning. For that, I made a couple of quiches (one vegetable [spinach/broccoli/carrot/cauliflower/green onion] and the other meat [sausage and salami]), both with eggs, milk, bisquick, provolone, mozzarella, and mushrooms.

    Another friend is having a BBQ at her place. I've got a strawberry shortcake in the oven that I'll be taking over when it's done.
  • pelotudo87

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    Jul 04, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    Made a South American inspired lunch with my mom:

    Ribeye Steak, french fries, carmelized onions, fried eggs (known in Chile as lomo a lo pobre), all covered with melted havarti cheese, and ketchup and mayo as condiments.

    Also made some Chimichurri sauce--its like an Argentine salsa with parsley, garlic, onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon, and some spices...it was good, but I added a little too much lemon...


    Definately NOT a health-focused day, but sometimes u gotta live a little...
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    Jul 04, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidAmendment: hubby just made a quick trip to the supermarket, and came back with hamburgers & buns. "You can't have a cook-out without hamburgers!" Plus he told me one of our guests is bringing deviled eggs, and who knows what the others will provide. We are all going to die of overeating! LOL! Not to mention the full bar I've prepared. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Wow! Red What a Spread!!

    To Have a Gay Friend during a Holiday is Truly a Blessing.

    I made a huge fruit salad. Headed to my friends for a cookout, then fireworks. I really love the 4th.

    Matty
  • baldone

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    Jul 05, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    i made potato salad,homemade cole slaw,cucumber salad with fresh cukes and onions, brownies, and jello cake...packed it all up and headed to friends for dinner, with ribs,burgers,italian sausage ...much munchies before dinner and about 6 bottles of wine....good times...good friends....great evening