Red, White and yummm- Perfect last minute (and easy) 4th Of July dishes

Happy 4th Of July!  

If you live in America you know all about one of our favorite (and most important) holidays and you also know it is definitely a day to celebrate.

We love the 4th of July!

 But sometimes (like us) you leave plans to the last minute and are left scrambling for things to bring to that BBQ you are invited to or what to make for that group that's about to show up at your door happy and hungry. And how can you possibly celebrate when you are running around stressed out?  

So we have put together a few quick, delicious and festive ways to celebrate...you're welcome.

PS leave the chips and dips to someone else...we are about to get all Pinterest up in here!

We love this fruit salad!  Just cut up strawberries, watermelon and apple.  Add in blueberries and voila!  4th of July perfection.

Oh and if you want extra pinterest points go ahead and cut some of the fruit in star shapes.  

Pinterest

Pinterest

 

Remember these???  We had our fair share this past spring on a Washington DC trip and they are every bit amazing as we remembered.  

Time to make your own..only fancy style.  And by fancy we mean easy.

Go here for the recipe!

Eating Well

Eating Well

 

Oh and don't think we forgot all about you!  If you are over beer for the 4th just throw a few blueberries and raspberries or strawberries in your champagne and voila!  Instant celebration!

 

This next one just has the word party written all over it.  And that's because it's called Party Popcorn.  SO easy, so fun, so insanely delicious. Recipe here!

She Wears Many Hats

She Wears Many Hats

 

Oops you have left over fruit and your best friend brought over champagne?!?  That calls for some patriotic sangria.  Darn left overs ;)

Kdhamptons.com 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling wine (works with vodka too!) Zest of one lemon 1 pint blueberries 1 pint raspberries 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup mint Juice of one lemon Fresh mint leaves for garnish Simmer 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup mint, and the juice of one lemon until sugar has dissolved. Let cool for 20 minutes, strain out the mint leaves, then combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and serve over ice. Garnish with a few mint sprigs.

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1 bottle of champagne or sparkling wine (works with vodka too!)

Zest of one lemon

1 pint blueberries

1 pint raspberries

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup mint

Juice of one lemon

Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Simmer 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup mint, and the juice of one lemon until sugar has dissolved. Let cool for 20 minutes, strain out the mint leaves, then combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and serve over ice. Garnish with a few mint sprigs.

Have a safe and happy holiday!  Don't drink and drive...please!  

xoxo TWH

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