Host a memorable get-together for friends and family this Fourth of July. Food that is delicious and easy to prepare is perfect for summer entertaining, especially on Independence Day, when you’d rather have your eyes on the fireworks than the kitchen. Check out our suggestions to make your all-American gathering a big hit.
Easy Party Food Ideas
Marinated Ribs – Patiently tended to through careful preparation, these marinated ribs are spiced by hand and allowed to season for several days, after which they are marinated in a barbecue sauce and smoked over chips of hickory wood.
Sausage Sampler – Features a selection of fully cooked, high-quality sausage from four distinct styles of cuisine: an Andouille sausage, a coarse-grained, smoked Cajun bratwurst crafted from pork, garlic, pepper, onions, wine and spices; a pork Italian-style sausage, seasoned with a spice blend that includes fennel and anise; a Mediterranean-inspired spinach and feta chicken sausage; and a cheddar and jalapeño sausage, made with pork, grated cheddar cheese, minced jalapeño and garlic.
Oregold® Peaches and Goat Cheese – With its fresh, creamy flavor and notes of citrus, the Ms. Natural® goat cheese from Cypress Grove is the perfect complement to our expertly grown Oregold® Peaches. Our peaches are carefully tended and picked at the optimal moment to ensure that they arrive ripe and in perfect condition. They’re a delicious summer treat, especially when paired with this chevre, which has won first place seven times at the American Cheese Society conference, and sweet wildberry honey.
The Northwest Cheese Collection features three award winning artisan cheeses—a selection of the very best the West Coast has to offer. The famous Rogue Creamery® Oregon Blue® cheese has received accolades at cheese competitions all around the globe. It’s deliciously smooth with the right balance of sweet and savory. Flagship from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a nutty and complex semi-hard cow’s milk cheese made with pure, all-natural ingredients and aged for 15 months. Laura Chenel’s Chevre crafts top quality goat cheeses according to traditional French techniques. This smooth artisanal chevre is light and tangy.
Easy Fourth of July Desserts
Red, White and Blueberry Cake – This Fourth of July cake has three layers of fluffy vanilla cake separated by a luscious strawberry and blueberry filling. It’s then topped with a sweet cream cheese icing and chocolate covered blueberries. It’s the perfect specialty cake delivery for summer.
McConnell’s Ice Cream Favorites Assortment – Fiercely dedicated to premium quality and taste, McConnell’s crafts their ice cream with their own grass-fed cows’ milk and cream and cage-free organic eggs—without preservatives, fillers or stabilizers of any kind. The Favorites Collection includes pints of six of their most popular flavors: award-winning Double Peanut Butter Chip, Meyer Lemon and Oregon Marionberry, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate Paso Brittle, Salted Caramel Chip and Summer Peach.
What are your plans for the Fourth? We’d love to hear what you’re up to.