Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Red White & Blue BBQ!

Some of you may recall last year's Fourth of July burger bash.  For this year's bbq I decided to attempt to cook with things that are red, white, and blue.

I got real bold with the first dish: pasta salad.  For the white, I used cauliflower.  For the red, I used cherry tomatoes.  For the show stopper blue, I dyed the pasta!

I put blue food coloring in the pasta water as it was boiling.

It may or may not have repulsed people...

I also made a salad that might just be my new favorite thing in the whole wide world.  Spinach with strawberries, blue berries, goat cheese, almonds and a poppy seed dressing.

Unfortunately, my computer is choosing to laugh in my face by not allowing this photo to be aligned correctly.

We're going to start of this next dish by apologizing.  I served under-cooked potato salad! Good God I can't even handle the embarrassment.

For dessert, I made a red velvet cake with coconut frosting and decorated it with blue berries and some patriotic sprinkles.

To drink, I made a white wine sangria with strawberries and blueberries.

Some awesome people helped me out too.  By making me a watermelon feta salad.

And a buffalo chicken dip.

And a popcorn flag cake that sadly didn't get photographed.

Thanks everyone for coming! I hope you had as much fun as I did!


  1. I think the pasta looked cool!!! Nice job w everything!!