Barbecue on a Budget: Festive Fourth of July Treats Under $20July 2, 2020
While many of us will be celebrating the Fourth of July at home this year, we can still enjoy one of the best parts of the holiday: festive foods! Whether you’re serving up cocktails, grilling steaks or enjoying red, white and blue snacks, an at-home celebration makes it easy to have fun on a budget.
We’ve put together a list of Fourth of July food ideas that are sure to be a hit, both with your family and friends and with your wallet.
All-Star Hot Dog Bar
Wow the family and save some cash with a Fourth of July hot dog bar! Whether you’re grilling out or cooking on the stove, this customizable meal is the perfect way to feed a group without breaking the bank.
In addition to classic toppings like ketchup and mustard, get creative with a few show-stopping toppings:
- Barbecue sauce
Cheers to the Fourth! What better way to celebrate the weekend than with a colorful cocktail? Whip up this delicious drink for the adults in your group or leave out the alcohol for a refreshing version everyone can enjoy. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 cups strawberries
- If preferred: 2 cups silver tequila (any brand)
- 1 1/3 cups lime juice
- 1 cup honey
Blend the ingredients, rim the glasses with salt or sugar, and garnish with a lime or strawberry for an extra-festive finish.
Don’t forget dessert! This delicious red, white, and blue trifle is the perfect complement to any Independence Day meal. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 16 oz. container of strawberries
- 1 6 oz. container of blueberries
- 1 box angel food cake mix (any brand)
- 4 tbs. sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
However you choose to celebrate this year, we hope these Fourth of July recipes add a little extra excitement to your day. Have a fun and safe weekend!