Pull out the checkered tablecloth! The 4th of July is almost here and it’s the best time of year for backyard campfires and barbecues.
If you’re hosting a party this year, why not keep it simple so you can relax and enjoy the fun too? We put this “recipe” together for a stress-free, all-American meal around the campfire that’s fun for everyone!
Main Course: Anything on a Stick
Whether you’re cooking on a campfire or outdoor fireplace, anything on a stick goes. This keeps things simple, since everyone can cook their own meat. Fire up the fun with bratwurst (pre-cooked works best over a fire) or good quality hot dogs. Serve them with buns and all the fixings – ketchup, mustard, relish and/or sauerkraut, and chips.
4th of July parties just don’t seem complete without watermelon. Cut and refrigerate slices in advance, and then pull them out when it’s time to eat.
There’s a simple way to make this classic summertime drink even better – add white grape juice. Make it ahead of time and serve it up cold and over ice. The kids will love it, and it doubles as an adult drink with a little vodka and a mint sprig added! Click here for the recipe from Pillsbury.
Kids love s’mores and adults do too! They’re a summertime staple around the campfire, and super easy since all you need are three ingredients. Everyone enjoys roasting a marshmallow and there’s nothing better than pairing it with a chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers. Yum!
Make this Independence Day one to remember with a simply fun party around the fire. Happy 4th of July from all of us at Quadra-Fire!