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Enjoying the 4th of July at Home

July 01, 2020

Enjoying the 4th of July at Home

Although the 4th of July may look a little different this year, you can still have a fun celebration in your outdoor space. Between the food and enjoying the day in the sun, you'll be sure to have a great holiday!

Even if you're just celebrating with the family, themed foods are always the way to go! You can never go wrong with a dip, especially one as easy as this...

Grilled Corn Salsa!

(recipe and photo courtesy of delish.com)

What you'll need:

For the salsa:
• 5 ears of yellow corn, husks removed
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 ripe avocado, chopped
• 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
• ½ red onion, chopped

Enjoying the 4th of July at Home

For the dressing:
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 1/3 cup lime juice
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 tsp red pepper flakes
• Salt to taste

• Brush the corn with oil and season with sale. Grill for 8 minutes or until the kernels begin to char (on your Cambridge outdoor grill of course!). Let cool slightly, then slice the kernels off

• In a large bowl, combine corn, avocado, tomatoes, and onion

• In a small bowl, combine oil, lime, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over the salsa and mix until combined

• Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy!

Relaxing around the warm fire is a great way to end the day. Installing a fire feature is a quick and easy way to create a central entertaining space within your yard. Cozy up by the firepit to enjoy dessert and finish up your 4th of July celebration. A classic firepit dessert is s'mores, but make it festive for the holiday with this fun recipe! (recipe and photo courtesy of delish.com)

Enjoying the 4th of July at Home

4th of July S'mores Dip

What you'll need:
• 4 sheets Hershey's chocolate
• 19 marshmallows
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup red, white, and blue sanding sugar
• Graham crackers for serving

• Preheat oven or grill to 450 degrees
• In a square pan, place a layer of Hershey's to cover the bottom of the pan
• Dip 5 marshmallows in water and roll them in blue sanding sugar, place on parchment paper to dry
• Repeat this process, making 6 red marshmallows and 8 white marshmallows
• Using kitchen shears, cut each marshmallow in half
• Place marshmallows cut side down on the chocolate to form a flag
• Heat for 8-10 minutes, or until marshmallows are gooey and serve with graham crackers

Enjoying the 4th of July at Home

The 4th of July is the perfect holiday for a backyard gathering! Celebrate the day this year with these ideas and enjoy in your outdoor space!