My fourth of july celebrations started with a party at the preschool on friday. I wanted to share a super cute and easy cooking project, fire-cracker pretzel rods. All you needs is:
- pretzel rods
- melting white chocolate
Two easy steps, dip the pretzel rods in the white chocolate and roll in sprinkles. I suggest putting a generous amount of sprinkles on parchment (this will make clean up much easier). My preschoolers loved it!
Pretzel fire-crackers are not just for kids, they can be used as table decorations in a simple mason jar.
So pretty and festive! Talk about festive look at the awesome forth of july accessories I picked up from Target's dollar bin.
I know that I look like a complete dork but I LOVE dressing up :) Apparently someone else does too...
Johnny celebrates in his own way (note the PBR in hand).
It wouldn't be forth of July without a little BBQ. We grilled smoked chicken apple sausages topped them with mustard, ketchup and peppers. I tried Sarah Lee's 80 calorie wheat bun, I must say they are pretty tasty. I whipped up an impromptu salad:
- goat cheese
- soy nuts
- a little EVOO
- lemon juice
Everything turned out amazing. The salad was sweet and the perfect light mixture to the heavy meat. I should have slash would have taken a picture of the chicken apple sausages but forgot and threw away the wrapper too soon (don't doubt that I dug into the garbage today). It was a random new brand that I wanted to try and will definitely make sure to recommend next time I buy them.
*Note our bright new place mats thanks to Wallmart and gold vase thanks to Annie's Home Consignments.
I hope everyone had a fabulous forth of july weekend and that your parade was full of Camel's :)