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Quick Recipes for Last Minute July 4th Plans

You may have big plans for the 4th of July or plan to have a quiet weekend at home.  These recipes and tips I am sharing with you are things you can make as a surprise for your very quiet weekend or to share with others at a huge July 4th celebration.  They are super easy and good.

Vegetable Dip:  1 package  Knorrs vegetable soup mix and 2 cups of sour cream.  Mix together and chill for l to 2 hours.  Serve with crackers

Mexican Dip:  8 oz cream cheese/8 oz. piquante sauce/8 ounce cheddar cheese(shredded)  Spread cream cheese in bottom of casserole dish.  Add piquante sauce and top with shredded cheese.  heat until melted.  Serve with chips or crackers

Ranch French Fries – one 26 ounce bag frozen extra crispy french fried potatoes/vegetable cooking spray/1 (one ounce) package ranch dressing mix. Spray potatoes evenly with cooking spray, and place in a large zip lock plastic bag.  Add dressing mix; seal bag, and shake to coat fries.  Place in a single layer on a 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan  Bake at 425 for 30 to 35 minutes; stir and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until golden brown

One jar of purchased pesto and serve it with pita chips

Fresh fruit such as watermelon and cantaloupe and serve with pina-colada or french vanilla yogurt as a dip or sauce

Fresh Pineapple sliced and grilled on medium heat on a grill.  We add absolutely nothing to it but it is great with store-bought vanilla ice cream.

Buy a pre-made chocolate cracker crust.  Add bought oreo cookie ice cream and garnish with maraschino cherries.  Drizzle with bought chocolate ice cream syrup.  Return to the freezer until about 10 minutes before you are ready to serve.

Happy July 4th Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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