Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fourth of July: BBQ & Buds

I had entered to win a party sponsored by Budweiser through a site called  I got chosen as a host!  The people at House Party sent me a box filled of goodies including 3 t-shirts, an apron, frisbees, Budweiser cups, Budweiser BBQ sauce, beer cozies, $10 Visa card towards Budweiser beer, $30 rebate on Budweiser beer and lots of coupons.  So we celebrated the fourth of July long weekend with BBQ, Buds and good friends.
The menu was derived as follows...
Theme:  Fourth of July
Cherry red
Cobalt blue
Shimmering white
Tin silver

Bamboo plates
Stripe linens
Galvanized pails
Mason jars

Onion dip with Ruffle chips
Mango salsa with Tostitos scoops
White bean dip with paprika pita chips
Crudites and ranch dip

Pigs in a blanket with horseradish mustard
Budweiser BBQ glazed chicken wings (smoked on the big green egg)
Hamburger sliders
Summer orzo salad
Mini corn on the cobs

Dessert table:
Watermelon fruit salad
Fourth of July strawberries
Canada day marshmallows
Chocolate stars
Mini cherry pies (by First prize pies)

Drink:  Organic lemonade with mint and sliced lemons to garnish