Top Ten Friday: July 4th Cookout Foods

Independence Day is often cherished for its long-standing traditions and values. People enjoy celebrating this special day by indulging in some of their own on-going traditions,  including watching fireworks, cooking out with friends and family or even enjoying a mini-vacation. We at z2 value these traditions, as well. And in honor of Independence Day, here are some of our favorite foods we enjoy every year on this day.

Potato Salad. My mom makes THE BEST potato salad you’ll ever have! In fact, the Guinness Book of World records tabbed it as the World’s Greatest Potato Salad. Ok, maybe not, but it is in my book. – Tracy

Brisket. My father-in-law’s brisket is usually smoked for an average of 6-10 hrs overnight, but it’s a process. You have to be on watch with them, flipping and wetting them down with more sauce. The sauce is special too, a nice blend of subtle spice and taste, the perfect combo. – Jason J.

Asparagus. Grilled asparagus is so delicious! Well, everything tastes better on the grill, doesn’t it? – Katie

Corn on the cob. Grilled corn on the cob is such a treat on the 4th. Smothered in butter, pepper and salt and then grilled, and repeated after the grill, in the stalk is so mouthwatering. – Cedar

Beer. The best food at any Wisconsin cookout! – April

Italian Sausage. We make it in an 18-quart crock pot with some spices and our own homemade sauce and let it cook for the day. After it’s done we chow down, but not before our family uses that sauce to make spaghetti. Yeah, we like to eat hearty. – Mario

Burgers. The All-American cheeseburger is all you need for the perfect cookout on Independence Day! – Beth

Grilled Wings. It’s fun to change it up and BBQ’d wings on the grill is a perfectly delicious change! – Carly

Deviled Eggs. One of our family’s favorite holiday treats! – Karyn

Steak Kabobs. They’re incredibly delicious. Chunks of steak, white pearl onions, grape tomatoes, and whole baby portabella mushrooms. Seasoned and grilled. – Jason M.

What is YOUR favorite food to have on Independence Day?

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Photo Credit #1: Jason Jahnke

Photo Credit #2: Carly Schroeder

July 5, 2013 · Posted by in TTF  


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