Fourth of July!

July 5, 2011

B-rad and I hosted a small cookout for the fourth and per usual I made too much food. Here is a breakdown of all the yummy treats:

ready for the ovenMargarita Cupcakes ready for baking. These were awesome!

grilling thighs for BBQ chicken sammiesI shredded this chicken and simmered it in Orange Bourbon BBQ Sauce (I forgot the coriander and added cock sauce).

potato salad based off a Kavarna recipeThis is for all those, who like me, hate mayo based salads. I can’t give you the recipe, it’s top secret.

healthy!Inspired by this recipe. I didn’t use cheese, honey, or butter because I wanted to keep it vegan. I also added cilantro and red (instead of green) onions that I rinsed with the black beans.rainbow of deliciousness

All the vegetables! There was also corn! I made an arugula pesto with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, and cilantro to top the veggies after being grilled.

slaw! yay!B-rad made this! Peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger makes a tasty dressing.

in my mouth!Yes, this is my plate. Don’t judge. I purposely didn’t snack because I knew this would happen.

Leah made amazing smore pops, they were delicious, but alas, not photographed.

Aaron tried to make a vegan strawberry rhubarb pie but sadly his baking skills were lacking.

He did redeem himself by making the frosting for my cupcakes (even though B-rad forgot the salt and tequila).

We hope everyone had a great America, fuck yeah! day.

cheers, b&c