Tuesday, July 19, 2016

4th Of July Menu

I LOVE holidays! I love making food, especially fancy or themed food, I love decorating, and most importantly, I love not having to go to work!!!!

This year for the Fourth I was honestly pretty exhausted, so I didn't do that much, what with being 7 months pregnant and all. 

Also, Hawaii (while you cannot deny that the islands have benefitted from it) may or may not have had much choice/ been too happy about becoming the 50th state. 

Sooooo, it's not a huge holiday here, especially on Molokai where Native Sovereignty Movement (probably rightfully so- but that's a whole discussion for another day) is very alive and well. 

Anyway. I didn't decorate at all. But I did spend the weekend cooking up some good grub. 

Here's what we made with linked recipes:

Grilled Pizza

Homemade Ice Cream
Olive Garden Salad

Grits with Maple Roasted Bacon- Recipe Below
Red White and Blue Rice Krispies- Recipe below

Grits with Maple Roasted Bacon
1 pkg bacon
2 TBS Maple Syrup

1.5 cups water
1.5 cups milk
1 cup grits
2 TBS butter
2-3 TBS sugar

Preheat oven to 350 for bacon. 
Separate bacon on cookie sheet
Bake for 15-30 minutes until slightly brown. 
Drain some fat, flip and drizze on maple syrup. 
Bake an additional 5 minutes until your reach your desired level of crispyness.

Boil water, turn heat to med. Add rest of ingredients. Stir until thick. 
Top with bacon. It's pretty easy. 

Rice Krispies
3 bags marshmallows
3 TBS butter
1 box rice krispie cereal
1 tsp vanilla
Red White and blue sprinkles

Melt marshmallows with butter in a huge pot over low heat on stove. 
When melted stir in vanilla (and 3/4 cup peanut butter if desired) and cereal
Shape onto a half sheet pan rubbed with butter
Top with patriotic sprinkles. 


Because I hate using the recipe on the box. 9 cups of cereal.....WHY?!?!?!?! What am I supposed to do with the other 2 cups? Eat 1.5 mornings of plain Rice Krispies??? So dumb!