Summer is finally, actually, completely here and to celebrate we get this fabulous long weekend for the 4th of July. How fortuitous that the fourth falls on a Friday this year, ensuring that we all get the weekend off, though I know many of us wish it had fallen on Tuesday or Thursday, allowing us to stretch things out to a full four day weekend! But heck, what are you going to do with four days off? party of course!
The fourth of July is a bit of a party weekend, but seemingly more for the family type parties rather than the blowout that have become a fond memory of mine. oh lord, did we ever indulge in mass consumption! better to not get into that now. No. Today I'm digging through the recipe archives looking for the five things that will make your fourth of July party one to remember. Sadly at my age I'm referring to potato salad, pasta salad, fancy hot dogs and the like. In the spirit of the holiday I'll also be recommending one domestic wine to pair with each recipe, though any and all of them will make for a more exciting holiday this weekend!