Hey hey everyone. Happy 2nd day of July!
As you know. the 4th of July is coming up. That means, it's going to be Independence Day! What usually happens on Independence Day? Parties and barbeques. That's right. People come together, hang out, and eat.
Remember to hydrate if you're going to be outside for most of the day. It's summer and it's hot.
Another thing to remember is to keep your hot foods hot and your cold foods cold. There's a risk for food poisoning if your food goes bad!
Keep cold foods in or on top of ice and change the ice once you see it starting to melt. As for hot foods, try to serve them as soon as you are done cooking. If not, it's best to cover them and keep them warm as long as you can. If you have a water steamer, that should work.
Another thing to remember is that you can always make healthier versions of BBQ foods. Use whole grain/wheat buns for hot dogs and hamburgers. If you have potato salad, substitute some of the mayo with greek yogurt, avocado, or homemade/healthier mayo. Those are just some ideas.
I'll do a 4th of July recipe round up on my next post so you guys can get some ideas on what to make for the 4th of July.