Friday Fun…What’s Your Favorite Red, White, & Blue Dish??

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Friday Fun…What’s Your Favorite Red, White, & Blue Dish??


Hard to believe but July 4th is just around the corner. While we prepare to celebrate our nation’s 247th birthday with parades and fireworks, one thing goes hand in hand with a Fourth of July celebration… FOOD!


Most of us have our favorite foods that we want to see on the menu. 



*Over 74 million Americans are planning to grill out for the 4th of July.

*Every 4th of July, 150 million hot dogs are consumed in the U.S.

*Most beef hot dogs, steaks, and burgers come from Texas, Nebraska, or Kansas.

More Stats???


You can search for favorite July 4th foods and discover The Most Popular 4th of July Recipe in Each State or The Most Popular Food in Each State.  They look similar but they're different links1


So, just for fun, what foods are you looking forward to for the July 4th holiday??



 Me? Either hot dogs or ribs and S’Mores!!!

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Comments (17)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have to say that those ribs look delicious and I had some really good ones when I was in San Antonio!

Jun 30, 2023 05:10 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England we may have ribs on the Fourth but for Sunday when the family comes over, we'll have ham!  Did you ever have Tex-Mex?

Jun 30, 2023 06:51 PM
Brian England

I didn't in San Antonio Kathy Streib, I have had it before but I didn't like it, haha.  I like the Mexican food that I grew up on and it is quite different.

Jun 30, 2023 06:55 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hate to be a party pooper, Kathy... but I have nothing on the menu. Chris and I are going out tomorrow evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary... after that it will be a quiet weekend with simple meals.

Jun 30, 2023 05:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker you're not a party pooper!  We'll have a smart part of the family over Sunday, then Tuesday it will be just us!!!   Happy Anniversary to you and Chris. 

Jun 30, 2023 06:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib thank you, Kathy. For many years people would send us anniversary cards, but at this stage I think most have forgotten.

Jul 01, 2023 05:22 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

150 million hot dogs. I bet the antacid industry marks down July 4th as it's favorite holiday. 

Jun 30, 2023 05:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty very funny. I usually have a hot dog on July 4th but not sure about this year. I love them but can eat just one. 

Jun 30, 2023 06:56 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Just had ribs last night and hot dogs for lunch yesterday afternoon. So, likely will be cheeseburgers on the grill for the 4th. As always, subject to change. Enjoy the weekend.

Jun 30, 2023 05:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin you just had some of my favorite foods!!!  Whatever you have, I'll bet it will be good. 

Jun 30, 2023 06:57 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Celebrating on the 4th with grilled chicken, and we'll see what other delights we will include!

Jun 30, 2023 05:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I haven't done chicken on the grill in ages!!!  I may do that soon. 

Jun 30, 2023 06:57 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Probably will be grilled chicken, corn on the cob and watermelon.

Jun 30, 2023 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert oh yes to corn on the cob and watermelon. We've been eating watermelon every day!!!

Jun 30, 2023 06:58 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - a look at the popular 7-4 foods was a bit surprising.  I'm celebrating the holiday in the shadow of Disneyland at the home of my childhood and will likely be back at homebase before the official fireworks show begins.  

Jun 30, 2023 07:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs When we were in FL, we'd take the boat out and anchor in the Intracoastal to watch the fireworks. We were a lot younger then. Now my preference is to watch the Capitol Fourth on PBS. 

Jun 30, 2023 07:00 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

So many people have fun traditions!! It seems grilling is always the way we go! Probably brisket on the grill, cheese potatoes, salad and corn on the cob!

Jun 30, 2023 07:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Got to get your recipe for cheese potatoes!!!! That sounds good. 

Jun 30, 2023 07:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, 4th of July is too far out still, so have no idea what will be on the menu.

Jun 30, 2023 08:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox Whatever you have, I'm sure it will be good!!

Jun 30, 2023 07:02 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy my favorite thing about the 4th of July is NOT the fireworks, it is the family cookouts.

Jun 30, 2023 08:57 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto same here although I like watching the Capitol Fourth on PBS from the comfort of my own home. 

Jun 30, 2023 07:03 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, we have hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, and cheese crab muffins for the 4th, what time can you be here?


Jun 30, 2023 11:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm you had me with cheese crab muffins!!!  I've never had those but they sound so good!!!

Jun 30, 2023 07:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like almost everything and will be happy with whatever is served by Chef Dolores. 

I will have to click on your link to learn about the favorites in Maryland and Virginia.

Jun 30, 2023 12:35 PM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I hope you click on the links!!!  Texas' was brisket! 

Jun 30, 2023 07:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

My family is celebrating a little less boisterous this year.  There will be fewer of us gathering.  However, I plan on BBQing some Tri-Tips, and having twice baked potatoes, with a fruit salad that has watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, etc.

Jun 30, 2023 07:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jun 30, 2023 07:55 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy sadly we do not love the Fireworks anymore thanks to being pet parents for the past 27 + years.... as to the food I have not had an outdoor grill in over 9+ years... then to boot we do not eat red meat so it is only seafood or shellfish... does that make sense? Happy Fourth of July to the both of you, Enre

Jun 30, 2023 10:16 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Kathy, our family gathers together after church Sunday for a grand old BBQ.  I am finding successful weight loss on my current Intermittent Fast and will weigh my selections carefully. 
I have gone past cravings and my hormones are working properly for a healthy relationship of hunger/satiated signals between my gut and my brain.  So with that said, probably a Burger MR/no Bun, garnishes, a slice of watermelon, and Ice Tea.  What may be tempting?????? One of my sons was a chef at a well-known Chicago Restaurant chain.  He makes the very best fat, crispy, tasty French Fried Onion Rings. 
Oh Kathy, those onion rings are my favorite food. 
Have a beautiful, fun and relaxing July 4th Holiday!

Jul 01, 2023 02:42 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

We had three of the grandsons for a sleepover on Saturday and had burgers and ice cream. Our neighbor puts on an amazing fireworks display that we watch from the comfort of our backyard. 

Today we are having Rick's amazing chicken wings.

Jul 03, 2023 08:03 AM