4th of July Menu Ideas

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4th of July Menu Ideas:

Have you ever tried to plan a dinner party or even just a weekend get-together and can’t figure out what to serve for food? This happens to me all the time. I usually spend so much time perusing Pinterest trying to find what foods would go well together and what to serve for appetizers and desserts. After I put all that work into coming up with a menu, then I make the food, have a good time, only to do it all over again for the next get-together. Madness! After a while, I started writing all of my menu ideas in a notebook (yayy!) and now can reference it when need be. Also, because I love sharing information, I am hoping that I can save you all the work. 😉

This menu is what I came up with for this years 4th of July get-together. I centered most of the food around the BBQ shredded chicken that I wanted to make and tried to look for sides that would compliment it.

As you can see in the picture above (Calligraphy done by TandemCalligraphy) as a starter I offered a 7-layer dip. This was because I knew a girlfriend was bringing her famous 7-layer taco dip. I don’t know what she does to it but it always goes so fast! Thanks Allie!

For the main dish I offered BBQ chicken sandwiches with chipotle coleslaw and grilled onions on top (sooo good) . For sides, we had grilled corn-on-the-cob, German potato salad (because it’s my favorite and has bacon!!!), baked beans (again bacon!), and Lay’s potato chips (for filler).

Dessert went quick as well, I had to add my husbands favorite dessert. It is a fresh berry pound cake trifle with cool whip that I made when we had first started dating and he is obsessed with it. 🙂

4th of July Menu:

7-Layer Taco Dip

BBQ chicken sandwiches with chipotle coleslaw and grilled onions
Corn on the Cob
German Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Lay’s Potato Chips

Fresh Berry pound cake trifle


What variations would you have added to the menu?



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