|Slow Cooker Party Beans - I would be in trouble if I didn't|
make this for our family gatherings...from the first tasting, they have been a BIG hit and are now almost a family tradition!
Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad - Fresh vegetables and the flavor of dill create a tasty summer salad with a little zing.
|Grilled Philly Burgers with Garlic Aioli - This burger is packed with the flavors of Philly Steak sandwiches.|
|Quick Southern Potato Salad - It doesn't matter what the main course is; this potato salad can stand alone. It is that good!|
|Broccoli - Pasta Salad - I love the combination of crunchy and soft...and it's great for the cookouters who are looking for a light accompaniment or alternative to the traditional grilled meat items. |
|No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - It's cool, chocolaty deliciousness and, best of all, you can prepare it ahead of time!|
Best Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad - If I don't prepare potato salad, you can be sure I have macaroni salad on the menu...one or the other is a cookout must-have.
Tasty Cucumber Spread- This goes great with veggies, chips, crackers...anywhere that a light note is needed!
|Lemony Sour Cream Pie - Light and lemony... a perfect combination for a summer dessert.|
Fresh Broccoli Salad - We like to take full advantage of fresh garden harvest by preparing healthy, delicious dishes!
Easy Peachy Fruit Salad Recipe - This gets gobbled up in short order whenever I serve it.
The Rest of the Story...The hubby likes to tell folks our parties sometimes wind up when the cops get called out... but the original story is this...we had a 4th of July cookout and, when day turned to night, we pulled out the fireworks. Hubby and Bubby were up on the hill setting them off and the rest of us were sitting below in the backyard enjoying the show. Suddenly my uncle said, "We've got company."
We all turned to see one of the boys in blue coming up the driveway. My cousin, who is also a policeman, met the visitor to defuse the situation (ha!..defuse!). The officer told S. that he wouldn't have stopped, but embers from the firework display landed on his vehicle when he was on a call down the street talking to some folks about the noise they were making. The noisy folks were really interested to see if the local police would check out the debris falling from the sky as quickly as they did the noise complaint. My cousin promised to monitor the situation, and we re-aimed the skyrockets. The hubby gets a kick out of the look on folks faces when we tell them the cops showed up at our cookout!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
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