Simple 4th of July Family Meal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.

Don’t want to have a huge gathering this 4th of July but still want to have a good meal together as a family? I’ve got you covered!  While we do host a ton of events in the summer between holidays and birthdays sometimes I just want to do something just for us so I don’t have to do a bunch of planning, shopping, and cleaning.  I know I can’t be the only one, therefore, today I am sharing with you a simple 4th of July family meal just in case you’re wanting to do something more relaxed for 4th of July this year. 

The best part is you can purchase all of the products from your local Food Lion and I’ve even incorporated some local goodness from Virginia!

Mason Jar Watermelon and Blueberry Infused Water

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon 

Instructions: 

Cut watermelon into inch thick slices Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to make star shaped watermelon cutouts Add watermelon and blueberries to mason jars Add in water Chill in the fridge until ready to serve

Mason Jar Watermelon and Blueberry Infused Water

Mason Jar Watermelon and Blueberry Infused Water for 4th of July

Prep Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • Mason Jars
  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter

Ingredients
  

  • Water

  • Blueberries

  • Watermelon

Instructions
 

  • Cut watermelon into inch thick slices

  • Use star shaped cookie cutter to make star shaped watermelon cutouts

  • Add watermelon and blueberries to mason jars

  • Add in water

  • Chill in fridge until ready to serve

Turkey Wings Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 packs of turkey wings
  • Brown sugar
  • All purpose seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Accent
  • Black pepper

Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Season turkey wings with your desired amount of seasonings and brown sugar Layer glass dish with foil and grease Add turkey wings to dish (Optional: Add in red potatoes and carrots) Cook in the oven for 1 ½ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 (Note: Take foil off for the last 30 minutes)

Turkey Wings Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 packs turkey wings

  • Brown sugar

  • All purpose seasoning

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

  • Accent

  • Black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  • Season turkey wings with your desired amount of seasonings and brown sugar

  • Layer glass dish with foil and grease

  • Add turkey wings to dish

  • Cook in oven for 1 ½ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 (Note: Take foil off for the last 30 minutes)

M&M Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Red, White & Blue M&Ms
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • White baking chips (optional)
  • 1 egg

Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 350. Grease pie pan with butter or canola oil. Add 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar to mixing bowl.  Mix together either manually or with an electric mixer. (Tip: If you like you can soften the butter a bit to make this process easier. I put it in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften it a bit.) Once mixed together evenly add in ½ tsp of vanilla, 1 egg, 1 ½ cups of flour, and mix until a creamy dough forms. Mix in your M&Ms and baking chips. (Note: You can use as little or as many as you like. However, I saved some to add to the top. Place dough evenly in your pie pan. Add extra M&Ms on top. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until the edges brown.

M&M Pie Recipe

4th of July themed M&M Pie Recipe

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • electric mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup Flour

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar

  • Red, White & Blue M&Ms

  • 8 tbsp Butter

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

  • White baking chips

  • 1 Egg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.

  • Grease pie pan with butter or canola oil.

  • Add 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar to mixing bowl.

  • Mix together either manually or with an electric mixer.
  • Once mixed together evenly add in ½ tsp on vanilla, 1 egg, 1 ½ cups of flour, and mix until a creamy dough forms.

  • Mix in your M&Ms and baking chips.

  • Place dough evenly in your pie pan.

  • Add extra M&Ms on top.

  • Cook in oven for 30 minutes or until the edges brown.

Deviled Eggs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Black pepper
  • Accent
  • Relish
  • Red and blue food coloring

Instructions: 

Cut eggs in half

Put the yolk in a bowl Add 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, yolks, 3 tablespoons of mustard, 2 tablespoons of relish,  1 teaspoon of black pepper, and a ½ teaspoon of accent to bowl and mix until it becomes a creamy mixture. Put in fridge while you dye eggs

Mix red and blue food coloring in two small glasses of water and add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to each glass

Dip egg halves in dye Add in the mixture from fridge once finished dying egg halves

Deviled Eggs Recipe

4th of July themed deviled eggs.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 12 hard boiled eggs

  • 3 tbsp Mustard

  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp Black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp Accent

  • 2 tbsp Relish

  • Red and blue food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Cut eggs in half

  • Put yolk in bowl

  • Add 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, yolk, 3 tablespoons of mustard, 2 tablespoons of relish,  1 teaspoon of black pepper, and ½ teaspoon of accent to bowl and mix until it becomes a creamy mixture. Put in fridge while you dye eggs

  • Mix red and blue food coloring in two small glasses of water and add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to each glass

  • Dip egg halves in dye

  • Add in mixture from fridge once finished dying egg halves

NOTE: If you want more meat in your meal feel free to add in a grilled sweet Italian turkey sausage! 

Adding in Local Goodness From Food Lion to Your Simple 4th of July Family Meal

To pair with the food for the adults we added in a local wine from Virginia – Red Mountain Laurel. When in Food Lion shopping for the ingredients I noticed the “Local Goodness” banner on the wine aisle and since I hadn’t tasted a local wine since the Food and Wine Festival at Busch Gardens I decided to give it a try.  Speaking of Local Goodness did you know that in addition to Food Lion being a trusted neighbor in the community where you can get fresh and affordable food to keep your families nourished that they have hundreds of items in the store that come from local growers, manufacturers, and have been harvested in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia? 

I don’t know about you but I love supporting local small businesses, so this was a great thing for me to learn.  Plus, this year makes year 60 of Food Lion continuing their partnership with local suppliers.

How awesome is that?

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Simple 4th of July Family Meal

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