especially when the hosts say “don’t bring anything“.
I apologize, but as an invited guest to your cookout: I refuse to come empty handed.
but when this situation would arise, I’d be stumped on what to
the problem exists no longer.
firstly.. a nice, summery cocktail.
my pick: sangria.
just slice up some of these …
add to a pitcher of the sangria. let them magically become one in the fridge for an hour. and viola: deliciousness.
I’m a drink & dessert kind of girl.
so, the obvious next choice: cheesecake stuffed strawberries.
[J] was eating them like pringles.
[once you pop, the fun don’t stop]
the ingredients: strawberries, cream cheese, powdered sugar, graham crackers, & vanilla extract.
hollow out the strawberries. like so :)
when you are finished, they will look like this [for a brief second, before they are devoured]:
[here is the full recipe: on iowa girl eats].
there you have it.
a summery cocktail + a fruity, decadent dessert = a happy host.
start prepping now, tomorrow is the fourth of july.
[bring on the red, white, & blue clothes I save all year long for this one day].
see ya back here tomorrow :)