Ahhh. Its a long holiday for a lot of people. Lots of swimming, carnivals, fireworks, and of course grilling.
Of course, after spending all that time in the fresh air and sunlight – who feels like putting out a big spread?
Here’s what I do in a pinch…
Throw baked beans in a crock pot. I drain off most of the syrup they come in. I put in barbecue sauce, a little yellow mustard, and brown sugar. Depending on the crowd, I might throw in diced onion.
Corn on the cob.
And of course, whatever you’re grilling.
That is more than enough food. Relax and enjoy your day!
Haha I don’t know what I’d do if I went to a party and saw someone crack open a watermelon like an egg! I’ll have to try that one. Also, your baked beans idea is genius – Like 1/10th the time it takes to make them from scratch, but you’re still getting all the great homemade flavors in there. Great idea!!!