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4th of July Fare?!

Dipsy | Jul 3, 2003 12:38 AM

Yikes! Our quiet 4th of July has suddenly turned into a cookout for 20, and I'm a busy woman without time to prepare a feast. What would you do if you were me? I'm all for burgers and dogs but I like to entertain with a little more panache. I welcome your suggestions.

Here's the menu so far:

Cold penne salad with brie, sundried tomatoes, basil (New Basics adaptation)
Grilled boneless leg of lamb marinated in garlic, rosemary and olive oil...but served with...??? I'd like some kind of sauce or relish

Ubiquitous Burgers ...lettuce, tomato, cheddar and blue cheese on the side

Ubiquitous Dogs (and some dogs stuffed with cheese and jalapeno from "How to Grill")

Potato Salad (I cheated and bought really good fresh mayonnaise)

Strawberry Shortcake

Peach icecream (gotta test out the new icecream maker)
Brownies (just made 'em)

Help! I always have too much food but I feel like I'm missing a big chunk of something.

Thanks fellow hounds. I have a rep to uphold.

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