Monday, July 2, 2012

Fourth of July Muffin Tin Monday

Okay, so technically it's not July 4th yet.  But it is Monday, and we're getting in the theme of things here. 
When I think of food on July 4th, I think of barbecue or burgers or hotdogs and corn on the cob with watermelon for dessert.  So we did a lunch of veggie barbecue ribs (the ones by Morningstar Farms - I had one in the back of the freezer to use, and they are delicious!), corn, and a sweet potato pecan spice muffin.  This is the first time I had ever baked in these star cups, and Pierce thought it was so neat when he popped out the muffin and it was star shaped. 

What food do you associate with July 4th?

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25 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

These muffin cups are adorable!

Independence Day favourites at Blether House? Hmmmm, fresh sweet corn right off the grill and red white and blue fruit salad are probably the top two!

andy said...

That very cool! !!!! Have a great day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful lunch! It would be perfect for the 4th of July!

Buttons said...

Oh this looks good. Independence Day for you Canada Day for us was yesterday. I was working but I usually love a good barbecue, and cake. I like cake:) Have a Great Fourth of July. B

Barbara said...

Those look great. I love the stars! Any typical cookout food always reminds me of the 4th, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and potato salad. I always get so nostalgic, especially since I'm usually working that day.

Jill said...

Everything sounds and looks so good. I really am drooling over that muffin!

Out on the prairie said...

That muffin soun ds real good. My sis used to make a sweet potatoe praline pie.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Veggie barbecue ribs? I've got to look for those!

I think of hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon and fresh tomatoes.

TexWisGirl said...

bbq ribs. :)

Chicken Wrangler said...

Watermelon is one of my favorites for July 4 - that, and home made ice cream, curned by an old tractor motor! We go to Jugville every July 4, and they have antique tractors of every shape and kind, and a wonderful meal at their festivities on Robinson Lake. Great country music as well!

Becky Jane said...

We usually had bbq chicken with my mom's secret bbq sauce. It was delicious. Once they passed away, our neighbors started having a neighborhood breakfast at their house which was great fun! Now we're in our new home with new neighbors and we're having bbq hamburgers...

Valerie said...

I can't believe it's nearly the 4th of July already! Your muffin tin meal pretty much sums up my idea of the perfect 4th of July dinner. Barbecued burgers, corn, watermelon, and maybe a rhubarb pie!

Happy Monday Lisa!!

Mary said...

I like those star shaped cups.

Sandy said...

Anything on the grill represents July 4th to me!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So cute! Those look like the perfect size for me for portion control. Love it!

alissa apel said...

We're grilling burgers. I make a Southwestern burger that has feta cheese, cilantro, smashed beans and other things in it. I think it's good.

We'll have a salad and watermelon with it.

I bought stuff to make S'mores. It's not something I normally make, but we're making a fire. I think the kids will like the treat.

A Quiet Corner said...

These stars are adorable, Baby Girl!...:)JP

Nancy Claeys said...

These are adorable -- and I take it you got your power back on?

Grandma Bonnie said...

Looks great. Happy fourth!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm not sure I have a particular food that I associate with the 4th. I wonder why!

My Journey With Candida said...

Your little tins are so cute!! I want that muffin, but you know I can't eat it. Darn it anyway...

Sally said...

Beer! Oh, you said food. Just kiddin'.

BBQ, corn on the cobb, baked beans, potato salad, homemade ice cream. Now all I gotta do is get someone to invite me. LOL

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks delicious, Lisa... I always think of picnic-type foods on the 4th --including WATERMELON... This year we are taking lunch to see G's dad and sister.. We'll take fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and deviled eggs... YUM!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Too funny ~ Great pics ~ thanks for hosting ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Kathy said...

I love the idea of putting food in the little shapes. Just the right serving size. Love it!