The Fourth of July is coming up and I am SO excited. It is one of my favorite holidays for all kinds of reasons. The parades, fireworks, food, family, friends…you can’t get much better than that! I’ve always loved spending the Fourth in my hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho. If you live nearby I recommend that you go there for the big firework show: the Meleleuca Freedom Celebration. It’s one of the top shows in the nation and it is just awesome. Picture this: a beautiful river setting in the middle of the city, lined with vendors and people anxiously waiting for the fireworks to start right on the docks. So awesome! I look forward to it every year. Unfortunately, this year I will not be spending the Fourth of July in Idaho Falls. It bums me out big time, but I’m hoping instead that I will be taking care of my tiny baby boy at home. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Last year our sister-in-law, Erika, and her husband hosted a family Fourth of July bbq at their house. This girl LOVES the Fourth of July and her party made that very clear! There were all kinds of fun and festive foods, homemade root beer, a cute craft for the kids, patriotic stories, and games at the party and it was a blast. Days before she called me to give me a food assignment. She wanted me to bring a jello that was red, white, and blue. She explained how much she loves having a patriotic jello present at Fourth of July bbq’s and wanted me to be in charge of making one. And I was up for the challenge! I found this Red, White and Blue Jello over at Jamie Cooks It Up! and I was so excited to give it a try. It turned out so cute and fun and everyone really liked it. Many were going back for second and thirds. I was so flattered! The layers set up really well and the colors were just so bright. It’s a perfect dish for a Fourth of July bbq!
I’ll be sharing more Fourth of July recipes up until the big day so stay tuned!
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