Saturday, July 4, 2015
My Favorite Summer Foods
For the most part of summer food isn't really on my radar. For starters I live in Alabama which means it's HOT and even better is that it's HUMID. Seriously there are days where the air is so thick and heavy it feels like you can reach out and grab handfuls of it. Then there's the whole fact that school is out. For the older kids it's not a big deal as they're pretty self-sufficient but the Tornado earned his nickname so our days are BUSY. So after a full day at the pool or hiking or entertaining an incredibly active 5 year old the last thing I want to think about is food and with hours of being hot and sticky eating isn't high up on my priority list either.
The only exception is July 4th when for some reason I suddenly look forward to planning a meal again. This summer we'll be making some of my summer favorites and I thought I'd share.
Just to have about throughout the day we'll have:
Microwave Chex Mix - Because it's super easy and I'm pretty sure my husband and brother would mutiny if this wasn't around!
Also, Crack Dip. I made this a month or two ago and it was SO good. I've been wanting more ever since and what's the point of being in charge of the kitchen if you can't do what you want periodically?
For the main meal we're going to have Steak marinated with this marinade recipe. We've never had this before but the title is Best Steak Marinade in Existence so it's worth a try!
We'll also be grilling corn and my sister-in-law is bringing Potato Salad and Baked beans because hers are the best.
I figure I'll do my old standby Roll recipe. These are delicious and pretty easy for a yeast bread recipe. I do half the recipe because the full recipe will feel about 20 people
For dessert I have a bunch of peaches from a nearby orchard so I'm going to try out this recipe for Peach cobbler served with vanilla ice cream. And for the weirdos that don't like peach cobbler I'm going to make Rice Krispies Treats because I'm not sure there is anything better than homemade Rice Krispies treats!
So that's how we'll be celebrating today! What are your plans? And what are your favorite summer foods?
I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads