So with the 4th of July coming up, I was thinking what can I serve to a group of people that's fun, festive, and easy enough for me to enjoy the day as well??? Now, because this is a special holiday, I can't claim that this is exactly "healthy", but it's not double fried!
The "WORKS" Burgers:
Your choice of patties, beef, turkey, or veggie
Buns, whole wheat or white
Typical toppings (ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles)
Platter of Different Cheeses
Bacon (I love Trader Joe's Apple Smoked Bacon)
Guacamole: 2-3 avocados, 1 large clove of garlic minced (or 1/8 tsp garlic powder), S & P to taste, 1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice. Throw in some chopped tomatoes or onions if you have them. Chopped Cilantro??? why not! Mash it all up and chill it in the fridge with a pit in the bowl to keep it from turning brown.
Bacon: cook it in your non-stick frying pan (you don't need any oil or butter, the bacon has enough fat!) remove and set on a plate lined with a paper towel to cool.
Sauted Mushrooms: Slice 4 cups mushrooms, heat 1-2 TBSP butter in a frying pan, add mushrooms, 1 TBSP white wine, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1 large clove of garlic, minced.
Grilled Onions: Use a sweet onion slice it thinly in rings, coat it lightly with olive oil so it doesn't stick to the grill, and put it on when you grill up the burgers. Grill it to your liking.
Serve this with: corn on the cob, watermelon or fruit salad (maybe a pasta or potato salad if it's a big crowd) and finish it up with a Rootbeer float for dessert! It's the 4th of July for Pete's sake!