I didn't have a 4th of July party this year, The Blog Tech and his wife did. They made all of the food for their party following recipes on my blog. I, however, cooked for a birthday party they threw for a friend the day before the 4th.
I made this Indian onion relish which was served with pappadums. This is delicious and a bit different on an appetizer buffet.
Rosemary and sea salt focaccias.
Pappadums and French bread.
Garlic butter knots.
These disappear quickly.
I boiled these baby new potatoes in salted water with bay leaves and sage. They were served on the vegetable platter.
A fruit tray with pineapple chunks sprinkled with lemon balm.
A humongous meat platter with pate'.
The vegetable platter with pickled red onions and the empty bowl was filled with homemade ranch dip just before the guests arrived. Click on any pic for a closer look.
Scotch eggs served with my favorite hot sauce.
A basket filled with the breads and assorted crackers.
This ended up being a fresh vegetable pesto pasta salad which I forgot to photograph. All of this was served with the pickled condiments I showed the other day. I made a very special dessert which I will post tomorrow.