Easy 4th July Recipes
Friends, Independence Day, is approaching, and although due to circumstances beyond our control, we must remain at home. We will have the opportunity to commemorate this date with our closest relatives hoping that this challenging situation caused by the covid-19
While you are preparing the recipes, suggest that the children take care of decorating the table. They will be happy to be taken into account for that task; they can make small flags to place them in each position or cut the stars and distribute them.
In this way, everyone will be involved in the preparations for the celebration. For this reason, I want to leave you here these delicious but straightforward recipe suggestions to take the necessary provisions for its preparation
As a mouth gag:
Mushrooms stuffed with cheese
250 grams of mushrooms more or less the same size
120 grams of cream cheese
1 clove garlic
1 bunch of chopped parsley
Wash the mushrooms to remove the soil well, cutting the stems they may have, and dry them with a cloth.
Cut the garlic into two halves; boil them in a saucepan with water over low heat. When you remove it from the heat, chop the garlic.
Place the minced garlic, cream cheese, chopped herbs, and the juice of half a lemon in a bowl. Beat everything until a very fine paste is formed. Season this pasta with a lot of salt and ground black pepper.
As main dishes, I leave you the following recipes, all delicious, and you can involve each of the family members in some task:
Cold potato salad
We will need:
1/2 cup thick cream
Two tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of fresh green lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon of salt or granulated chicken broth (this is optional)
4 cups diced cooked and chilled potatoes
1 cup assorted frozen vegetables, cooked and refrigerated
2 tablespoons capers, drained
Lettuce leaves to serve
Mix the heavy cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
Combine the potatoes, vegetables, and capers in a large bowl and pour the cream sauce over the potatoes and mix well. Chill the salad before serving. You can help the salad on the lettuce leaves if you like.
Pork ribs with barbecue sauce
- 1.5 kilos of pork ribs
- 240 milliliters of barbecue sauce
- Salt and pepper
Season the ribs and put them in the oven. Previously, you will have smeared the top with barbecue sauce.
When they have been in the oven for about 20 minutes, at a temperature of 180 degrees, you can turn them over and spread again with the barbecue sauce.
After that time, it will be ready, and it will only be necessary to brown it on both sides for about ten more minutes.
We give you the steps for some toasted ribs on the outside and juicy on the inside. As an accompaniment, you can add some chips and a little salad.
These ribs are finger-licking and easy to prepare. Although the wings are delicious, it is a difficult decision.
Chicken wings in honey sauce
We will need:
12 chicken wings
5 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 tablespoon of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Black pepper and oregano
In a large container with a lid, mix honey with soy, olive oil, vinegar, tomato sauce, lemon juice, black pepper, and oregano. Add the chopped chicken wings and let marinate for 12-24 hours.
In a small baking dish, distribute the wings and paint with the remaining sauce. Bake at 180º for 20 minutes, turn over, repaint with sauce and bake another 20 minutes.
For the preparation of the following two recipes, you can ask the children for their collaboration.
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
Sift the flour and mix with the baking powder and salt
Put the butter in the bowl with the dry ingredients and use two knives to mix everything.
When the butter is incorporated into the flour, add the milk and mix.
Form the dough and bring it to a surface with some powder to knead and roll
Stretch well with the rolling pin to achieve a thickness of approximately 0.5 cm. Use a round cookie sheet to cut the scones
Take them to a source with wax paper and bake at 180 ° C until golden.
When golden brown, let your scones cool to room temperature
This recipe is straightforward, children can make it without any problem, and they will be happy to be in charge of its preparation:
The flag in a glass
In some glasses, layer each ingredient and refrigerate until it is time to serve.
Patriotic jelly for July 4
We need: 4 cups fresh strawberries
1-1 / 2 cups boiling water
1 (6 oz) package red gelatin
1 cup of cold water
1 package cake, cut into slices
1-1 / 3 cup blueberries, divided
1 8 oz container cold whipped topping
-Cut 1 cup of strawberries into slices and cut the rest of the fruits in half and reserve
-In a large bowl, pour the boiling water, add the gelatin and stir about 2 minutes or completely dissolved.
-Add ice to cold water, the amount you need to measure 2 cups. Pour the
Water in the gelatin and keep stirring until the ice melts completely.
-Allow to cool for 5 minutes or until it thickens a little.
-Rub the bottom of a 13 × 9-inch skillet with the sponge cake slices.
-Add the strawberry slices and a cup of blueberries to the gelatin. Place on the cake.
-Cool the cake for 4 hours or until firm.
- Top with whipped cream topping and garnish with remaining strawberry halves and blueberries to make it look like the American flag.
This dessert will decorate the table for its decoration. Finally, to refresh ourselves:
Natural strawberry lemonade
We will need: 8 large strawberries cut in half
2 tablespoons of white sugar
7 cups water, divided
1 cup of white sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
Put the fruits in a blender; top with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Pour 1 cup of and blend until juicing.
Combine strawberry juice with 6 cups of water, 1 cup of sugar, and lemon juice in a large jug; stir until mixed. Chill for a few minutes before serving.
Decorate with the remaining strawberries.
As you can see, they are simple recipes for you to enjoy together with the family preparing it.
Remember that we must comply with the regulations to prevent the covid-19 from being presented in our home. Do not forget that the use of the mask is essential, remind everyone of the importance of washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and complying with social distance, that will protect us all, and, above all, Bon appetit and ¡ Stay at home!