I made this meal for the 4th of July, but it would be great for Memorial Day or Labor Day as well. I have so much fun with family dinners. Some are easy, others I try my hand at gourmet, but they are always festive and the look on the kids’ faces when it’s time to eat is worth every minute. The Menu:
Hamburgers with all the fixings
(My husband made and grilled the burgers this year and they were delicious!)
Flag Layered Bean Dip with Tortilla Chips
Tri-Berry Salad with Whipped cream
Red, White, and Blue Drinks
Make Your Own Banana Split
The bean dip was my own creation. You can find the recipe here.
I went by this recipe for the white layer. Otherwise I just did a blue jello on the bottom and a strawberry on the top. We thought the white layer was too overpowering. The next time I make this I am going to double the blue and red layers or half the white layer. It was good though.
I thought this was the most fun ever! I got the idea for this here. The trick is to pour the drinks slowly over the ice so they don’t mix. Also layer in order of the drink with the most sugar. The most sugar goes at the bottom, next layer less sugar, top layer least sugar. I used Cranberry juice, Blue Gatorade, and diet Ginger Ale.
This took no prep time and was a blast. I used vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice-cream. Each person got a scoop of each. For the toppings I bought pineapple, strawberry, fudge, caramel, nuts, cherries, and whipped cream.
This meal was a huge hit with everyone!