4th of July Recipes

It's almost the 4th of July and that means fun barbecues and lots of grilling.  Here are some fun recipes to celebrate this weekend with.

Asian Sliders
These mini burgers are seasoned with Asian spices and then topped with a delicious sweet chili coleslaw.  Click here for the written recipe.

Hoisin Grilled Chicken Recipe
Hoisin sauce is similar to an American bbq sauce.  It is sweet and a little salty in flavor and made with soy beans.  Basted on grilled chicken makes a delicious twist on the traditional bbq.

Easy Wonton Fruit Cups
These fun fruit cups make a great presentation which is perfect for the fourth of July.

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Another fun grill recipe.  These skewers are very easy to make and are perfect for any barbecue.

 Bubble Tea
 For a non alcoholic option, bubble tea is a great party drink and it is perfect for warm weather.

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!
~Lila


Easy Summer Lunch Recipes

During the summer I always find myself searching for something quick, easy, and healthy to make for lunch.  Here are some of my go to easy summer lunch recipes.

The first three recipes are bento lunches which are easy to make and perfect for kids.  I simply use Glad 3 section containers to serve these in.  They also pack well for a picnic or beach trip.

Healthy Turkey and Cheese Bento Lunch
 This turkey and cheese wrap with fruit and veggie sides is a quick and easy to make lunch and very healthy as well.  Click here for the recipe.

Chicken Salad Bento Lunch
This lunch can also be served as a simple snack in between meals as well.  The cucumbers are meant to be used to "scoop" up the chicken salad (lower left) and they are served along with chunks of cheddar, sliced red bell pepper, and fruit. Click here for this recipe.

Grilled Chicken Salad Bento
Grilled chicken on lettuce with celery, carrots, crackers and a side of pasta salad is the perfect healthy lunch.  The lower left section holds a few crackers to be crumbled over the salad as well as a to go container of salad dressing.  If you're eating this meal at home you can add a few chunks of cheese in place of the dressing.  Click here for this recipe.

Simple Wedge Salad
 This simple salad makes a great lunch or snack.  For lunch I usually use a half of a head of iceberg and lots of bacon :)  Click here to see how to make this salad.
 
Hot dog Pennies and Peas
This was my favorite lunch when I was young.  My mother used to make it when she had nothing else for lunch, and sometimes dinner as well.  This makes a great dish on the fly and is surprisingly filling. Click here to try this fun combination.