Melissa Kaylene: #AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea

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#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart

I seriously can’t believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner. I always love the 4th of July – it’s a great time that family and friends can gather together and eat amazing food and celebrate our nation. To me, it’s like the unofficial start of the fair and carnival season, and I love all of the tasty treats you can devour at all of the fun events. 

Yesterday though, I was exhausted. As I mentioned yesterday that kids have been quite a handful the past couple of days, and we all had to do grocery shopping too – so I loaded the kids up and drove over to the Walmart Supercenter in Salem so I only had to make one stop and could get everything I needed.

I ended up grabbing a family pack of their Deli Fried Chicken for dinner last night, as well as a cute little banner and red, white and blue washi tape… and started feeling excited for the upcoming holiday. We don’t have fried chicken too often, so of course I decided to make the rest of the traditional trimmings – potato salad, corn on the cob, a green salad, and lots of fresh juicy fruit.


I didn’t know what I was going to do with the tape when I bought it, I just knew that I liked it (don’t tell me you haven’t done that before!) however, while I was mixing my potato salad a festive idea popped into my head and I decided to make our silverware a little more festive by adding the tape to the ends. It’s great because it comes off easily and really transformed them. I also added a piece of tape onto mini mason jars and wrote our names on them, and the kids loved their own personal cups. 

#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart

 The salad I made was a Red, White and Blue Salad – it’s really easy to make and tastes amazing!

#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart

Red White and Blue Salad

4 cups of baby greens
1 cup of fresh raspberries
½ cup feta cheese
½ cup slivered almonds
½ cup fresh blueberries
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
Raspberry Vinaigrette

Mix all of the ingredients into a salad bowl and serve immediately. Drizzle your favorite dressing on and enjoy!

Makes approximately 4 servings. 

#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart

 We’ve had an overabundance of fresh little strawberries since we’ve went and picked about 32 pounds of them over the past week, so I wanted to make a fun little appetizer that was a little bit different. We also happen to have a yummy basil plant in our garden that is doing really well, so I harvested some of that, and used some fresh mozzarella and balsamic dressing to make tasty little bites that at least Wayne and I liked.

Strawberry, Basil, and mozzarella bites

#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart

 Even though life can be hectic and I’m completely exhausted at times, I’m glad that I like creating this stuff – because someday these moments will turn into my children’s fond memories.

#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart

And it all started with some yummy fried chicken. ;)

#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart
#AD Simple 4th of July Menu Idea #SummerYum @walmart

 What food do you normally serve for Independence Day? What occasions are “fried chicken” occasions? Walmart makes it really easy to create the dinner you want with their deli fried chicken! :) 

~Melissa

6 comments:

  1. I know that you don't like mayonnaise, but your potato salad looks delicious! Since it truly is a summer staple, would you mind sharing your recipe with us?

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  2. What a fun little party!!! I love that you put this all together for your family. You're right, this is the stuff memories are made of!! Everything looks delicious!! #client

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  3. Looks like the perfect meal. Happy 4th of July. Stopping by from the Friendship Friday hop, come say hi :)

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  4. Looks like the perfect Summer salad! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  5. This is so fun, and that looks like a delicious salad! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Tips and Tricks linky party last week. It was one of our cohosts picks for this week's feature. I hope you can join in the fun, again this week? The party just went live! Hope to see you there... :) I'm heading over to pin it, now...

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