Happy 4th of July Weekend!

You will find at the link above the picnic table; photos of a picnic menu with recipes.

Real Margaritas

Raspberry Lemonade Slush



Best Ever Roasted Salsa served with chips


Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad


15-minute Corn on the Cob

Baked Blooming Onion

Main Meal

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers (Turkey or Beef)

Grilled Hot Dogs with Sweet-Hot Relish

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrochos) (beans simmered in beer)


Apple Pie Cookies

Boston Cooler “the real thing”


Boston Cooler: Vernors (ginger ale) and 
vanilla ice cream blended together. 
So good! VERNORS Ginger Ale Company 
Vernors is a [spicy sweet] ginger flavored [golden color] soft drink and the oldest surviving ginger ale brand in the United States. It was created in 1866 by James Vernor, a Detroit pharmacist.

According to company legend, prior to the start of the American Civil War, while a clerk at the Higby & Sterns drugstore in Detroit, James Vernor experimented with flavors in an attempt to duplicate a popular ginger ale imported from Dublin, Ireland. When Vernor was called off to serve in the war, he stored the syrup base of 19 ingredients, including ginger, vanilla and other natural flavorings, in an oaken cask. 

After returning from battle four years later, he opened the keg and found the drink inside had been changed by the aging process in the wood. It was like nothing else he had ever tasted, and he purportedly declared it “Deliciously different,”which remains the drink’s motto to this day.

No fireworks yet, but you can fake it with 
confetti-filled balloon bombs — a surefire hit with 
partygoers young and old.
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Bon Appetit!