Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of july picnic

We originally planned to have a little picnic outside & to watch some fireworks - but - mother nature decided she preferred thunder storms. So on to plan b, a little indoor picnic. I set up our picnic quilt & we had a nice little feast.

 
I used this vegan Creamy Avocado Potato Salad recipe from Post Punk Kitchen. Holy YUM! It was seriously the most delicious potato salad I have ever eaten!!!! Vegan or not you must try it, especially if you are an avocado fan! 
I made my own pimento cheese recipe, it goes a little something like this - bag of shredded sharp cheddar, dollop or two of mayonnaise (or vegenaise if you prefer), a small jar of diced pimento (drained), a dash or two of salt & pepper, a dash of cayenne pepper & a dash of garlic salt. mix it all up & let it cool in the fridge! YUM!
I was lazy this time & used the canned Bush's vegetarian baked beans & added some seasoning & a little bit of barbeque sauce to jazz it up a bit.

Now on to the dessert (which I didn't photograph)...I used this Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream recipe that was guest blogged on Love Elycia by Kaylah of the Dainty Squid! Seriously the easiest recipe to make & soooooo delicious, it's really rich & totally hits the spot if you are craving something chocolatey! It's a perfect summer treat & I am sure I will be making it a lot!
*the star ice cube tray came from ikea & those amazing little food trays were a thrift shop find (I'm guessing old school lunch trays?!), I passed them up the first time & then went back the next day because I knew I could figure out something to do with them - (hello! indoor picnic trays)- I have like 8 of them- love!!! ;) 

We had so much fun! I love that we are starting all our own little traditions for holidays! 

Hoping everyone enjoyed their long weekend!! I have some fun posts lined up for this week, can't wait to share! ♥

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