Swell Supper: Fourth of July BBQ

by Jul 2nd, 2011 // Swell Suppers

Swell Supper: Fourth of July BBQ

I love the Fourth of July.  As in LOVE! The warm summer day, the parades, playing in the park, splashing in the creek next to the house, being with my family and friends, and eating delicious food and watching the spectacular blue and red and white fireworks bursting above all the neighborhoods. Yes, I’m the one in the crowd giving the play-by-play on every explosion in the sky. What can I say, I’m a sucker for celebrating my country’s independence. I’m so excited for the 4th I’m serving up some delicious treats for my family and friends. For this special Fourth of July swell supper we are serving up Mini Mediterranean Burgers with Cheesy Corn on a Stick, Festive Watermelon Stars, and Star Layer Cake.

It’s hot outside so I would start with the star layer cake early in the morning and then let it cool while you enjoy some time outside with the family. When it gets closer to chow time, give yourself about 45 minutes, head on in and frost the cake.

Once the cake is sporting it’s star it’s time to prep dinner. Start a pot of water boiling and put in the corn for about 5 minutes. Prep the meat for the mini burgers and set aside. Put sticks into each piece of corn, dip in butter and cheese (my kids love this part!), and place it on the grill. Slice up the watermelon and let the kids enjoy making the star shapes. Time to put the burgers on the grill with the corn so they will be ready at the same time.

Get all the fixin’s out and set up the eating area and place the buns on the grill. The burgers and buns and corn should be ready, take them off the grill and onto serving trays. Your festive Fourth of July supper waits! Now doesn’t that sound swell?

Mini Med Burger

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