Well time is ticking down to the big July 4th weekend! I've been trying to decide what I want to make and I think I've decided on some dishes.
First of all we'll be spending tomorrow (Friday) at my brother and sister-in-law's house. They live on a lake and always have a big July 4th party every year. They average probably 50-60 family members and friends! They're having it tomorrow instead of Saturday as that's when their lake shoots off their fireworks this year.
Here are some photos from several years ago. There's always lots of water sports, some volleyball and other games, fun food and fireworks. My SIL usually keeps the main food easy like sub platters, or pulled pork from a local restaurant and then it's a big potluck where everyone brings side dishes, appetizers and desserts.
I'm planning to make my chicken pasta salad. It's a lot like my veggie pasta salad, however I just use the rotini pasta with chicken, grapes, carrots and broccoli in it (no peas or cheese cubes).
For dessert I'm thinking summer berry poke cupcakes. Just like the recipe for poke cake but in cupcake form. So pretty with all the red white and blue and fresh berries.
I'm also thinking I may make a pan of these homemade twix bars.
This is a recipe I have pinned on my "sweet treats" pinterest board. My son loves them and has been requesting them. And for an appetizer I want to make these bacon and brown sugar crackers.
photo credit: plain chicken