Hey Guys! I’m so looking forward to the 4th this year, so I’m sharing a round-up of our favorite summer picnic foods and drinks! Whether you’re hosting a big 4th of July party, or taking something to a friend’s house, these are some great recipes you don’t want to miss out on!
Jess originally shared this recipe years ago, but since no one read our blog then, I thought it was worth mentioning again. 😉 This recipe is soooo simple, but looks and tastes fantastic!
All you need are a few home-grown tomatoes and cucumbers (or go ahead and get them at the store) and a blush wine vinaigrette (I used Brianna’s which is to die for, but any blush wine vinaigrette will do). Just add enough vinaigrette to cover the veggies and let marinate a few hours in the fridge. If you’re really feeling crazy, add some cut red onion to the mix, as well. And voila! A refreshing, delicious salad to enjoy as we celebrate our great country!
Jess and I had a blast making and taste-testing our favorite Summertime Drinks, which include Stars & Stripe Sangria, Lime Rickeys and Pineapple Planter’s Punch. They’re all delicious and can be made kid-friendly (except for the sangria!) or spiced up a bit for the adults.
Make sure you go see our favorite drinks collection here
And finally, these Mozzarella & Basil Tomato Pockets are a crowd-pleaser and a scene-stealer. Easy to make, adorable to look at, and so delicious.
Now it’s your turn. What are your favorite things to serve on July 4th? Share the link in your comment!
mmmm look good! we love to either grill (the expected) or have a mexican fiesta! this year I think grilling will win out and we serve these alongside – http://www.northerncottage.net/2012/04/stuffed-mushrooms.html
Mmmm….they look delicious! Thanks for sharing. Hope your fourth was relaxing and fun!
Jess & Monica
I’m a newie to this blog. I do not have my own house yet. I’m currently living with the boyfriend and his family. I’m looking for a job right now. Once I get my own house, I’m doing a lot of DIY projects. You girls have tons of ideas and I cannot wait to try it! I’m from West Palm Beach and I miss that city so much! I hope you enjoyed the trip!
Good luck decorating, Nicole! We’re glad we got your wheels spinning with all of our ideas. 🙂
Jess & Monica
I made your Sangria yesterday and it was great! I truly enjoy reading your blog daily and have gained A LOT of inspiration from you! Can’t wait to start my next project- keep up the GREAT work ladies!
Yay! So glad you liked it. We love that it tastes good and looks beautiful! 🙂 Thanks for all your kind words.
Have a great afternoon.
Jess & Monica
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