Happy Independence Day, everyone!
I’m heading out to two cookouts in the Alleghany County area this afternoon. It just always seems right to me to celebrate the 4th out in the country, where I grew up. The skies seem much bigger.
I hope you all have fun plans today, as well. Of course, with celebrating and good times always comes food, at least in my book.
I’ve made deviled eggs for one party today and tried out a new Paula Deen recipe for the later cookout.
The Grilled Chicken Orzo Salad is still gelling in the fridge, but a first taste (or two) suggests that it’s gonna be a big success. I love the flavors of orange, basil, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts, and the grilled chicken gives it serious weight.
I would advise lightening up on the salt in the dressing, though.
In case you’re still looking for an idea for this weekend, I’ll share the recipe from “Cooking with Paula Deen” magazine after the jump.
Have a safe, spectacular holiday weekend!