Red, White, and Blue Recipes for the 4th of July!
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Red, White, and Blue Recipes for the 4th of July!

Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Table of food prepared for 4th of July barbequeMany people celebrate the 4th of July by having a barbeque in their backyard. This year, why not jazz things up by making a side dish, dessert, and drink that is in patriotic colors? Your guests are sure to notice! Here are a few recipes for red, white, and blue foods to serve at your 4th of July party.

Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad
Cooking Light has a recipe for a potato salad that comes in patriotic colors. The recipe appears at MyRecipes. It makes 6 servings and is much more eye catching than a typical potato salad! You will need:

* 2 cups of fingerling potatoes (halved lengthwise)
* 1 cups small red potatoes (quartered)
* 2 cups small blue potatoes (halved lengthwise)
* 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
* 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
* 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped)
* 1 tablespoon fresh chives (chopped)
* 3 hard-cooked large eggs (finely chopped)
* 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
* 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
* 1 garlic clove (minced)

Put the fingerling and red potatoes in a saucepan and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Drain out the water and place the potatoes in a large bowl. Let them cool. Next, boil the blue potatoes (for about 10 minutes).

Add the blue potatoes, onion, parsley, dill, chives, and eggs to the bowl with the other potatoes. Toss to mix. Add the vinegar and the rest of the ingredients. Toss again. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Patriotic Frozen Delight
Taste of Home has a red, white, and blue dessert that makes 12 servings and includes fresh berries. You will need:

* 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (16 ounces)
* 1/3 cup of lemon juice
* 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
* 2 cups plain yogurt (16 ounces)
* 2 cups miniature marshmallows
* 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
* 1 cup fresh strawberries (sliced)
* 1 cup fresh blueberries

Combine the milk, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a bowl. Stir in the yogurt, marshmallows, and pecans. Spread half the mixture into an non-greased 11×7 dish. Sprinkle half the strawberries and half the blueberries over it. Cover the berries with another layer of the mixture. Make another layer with the rest of the berries. Cover it and freeze it. Take it out of the freezer 15 or 20 minutes before serving.

Layered Drinks
The Sisters Cafe has an easy recipe for a layered, non-alcoholic, drink that is in patriotic colors. Fill a glass with ice all the way to the top. Pour in Sobe Pina Colada until the glass is 1/3 full. Next, pour in Gatorade Fruit Punch slowly through the ice. Stop when the glass is 2/3 full. Last, pour in G2 Blueberry-Pomegranate until you reach the top of the glass.

These three drinks have different sugar contents. That is what keeps them separated. You will end up with a drink that is white, red, and blue (from bottom to top).

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