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4th of July Food Friday

By ChargerGirl Cindi

May 19, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; A detailed view of the official drink race The Black Eyed Susan during the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

Hello Friends.  I was thinking about Football Food and my mind kept going back to our 4th of July block party.  Our neighborhood has a cool feature where all of the houses have the garages in the back and there is an alley that our two streets of houses share.  This alley is where all of us neighbors meet, visit and the kids play.  On the 4th of July everyone puts out chairs, bbqs head out to the alley and assorted treats are passed from neighbor to neighbor.

We have a melting pot of neighbors, so the food sampling was spectacular.  There was Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Greek and lots of our good ole American favorites.  I ate so much that I can’t possibly get an appetite for a football food, so I am going to share my recipe for Sangria.  I made this on Wednesday and a few pitchers were consumed, making for much better fireworks watching.  It will also soothe your football disposition.

Recipe:  ChargerGirl Cindi’s Sangria

What you need:  Your favorite red wine, watermelon juice, orange juice, fresh oranges, fresh limes and Malibu Red.

What you do:  Slice two oranges and two limes in half.  Cut one of the halves into slices, squeeze the other three halves into your pitcher.  Pour in your bottle of wine, add a cup of watermelon juice and a half cup of Malibu Red (more if you really want a kick).  Place sliced oranges and lime into the pitcher.

Stir before each pour and pour over ice.  Add a piece of your marinated sliced fruit to each yummy glass.  This is very refreshing on a hot day or sitting around the fire pit.

Enjoy and Boltup!

ChargerGirl Cindi