Saturday, July 05, 2008

Our Fourth of July party


Ok, ready? There was a LOT of food... everyone was instructed to bring something that they felt was American. So, like it or not, this is what most Swedes think of as the quintessential American food.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches


Caesar Salad

Cole Slaw

Barbecued Ribs

Macaroni & Cheese

Mini Hamburgers


Southern Fried Chicken

Blueberry Cheesecake

Jell-o with strawberries & blueberries



Toasted Marshmallows

For drinks, lots of beer, Kool-Aid, Jack Daniels, Cherry Coke, Mountain Dew, & Coca-Cola.

Full yet? This was my very overstuffed plate. And I'm still full.

Have to show you our youngest guest, Tesse & Danne's son Alex who's two months old.


Jessica said...

I would have made pigs in a blanket and jumping devils.

But Anne, please, cool aid. It's bloody disgusting!!!

Cute baby and I hope you kitty babies are doing fine :)

Alicia Foodycat said...

What a spread! No one seems to have brought any of those jelly salads that I think are weird but seem to be so American...

Love little Alex's American all-in-one.

Christy said...

Quite the spread! Seam to have gotten it pretty close too ;)

Rebecca Kline said...

Pretty much looks like typical American food to me. Just missing some hot dogs and apple pie. Did Per eat any of the molded Jello?

glamah16 said...

Wow. The Swedes crack me up vintage American Cars and food. You guys put on a better spread than what I see in my own back yard! You nailed it.

dp said...

Haha! That jello mold made me chuckle. Very old-school American.

Amelia Ames said...

Sounds like such a fun party. And looks pretty darn American.

My Vintage Kitchen said...

hahaha, I love it! This looks very vintage American and like everything I grew up on. Unfortunatly or fortunatly we don't see many of the jello salads these days and FORTUNATLY there seem to be better beers at our fourth of July parites these days...more "European" ;)

Also...foodycat, what's a "jelly salad"? Do you mean the Jello salad?


Anne said...

I know, I know - kool-aid is a bit special to say the least. Some flavors are nice, some are.. not so nice. Opinions definitely differed on that the other night - some liked grape a lot, others preferred tropical punch, but everyone definitely had an opinion!

Rebecca: oh, of course not, he wouldn't touch it. How did you know?! ;)

Dagmar said...

Thanks again, we had a great evening!

Pille said...

That's quite a spread!! I love how the wee boy is wearing the American colours :)

Anonymous said...

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Molly Loves Paris said...

That was so odd, looking down the row at "American" food. The hamburgers were a bit odd, but cute. Everything else seemed spot on, though I've never seen mac and cheese on the 4th of July. Kool-aid is indeed liked by many, though I never make it. At my house we had hot dogs that we roasted over a fire, potato salad, cole slaw, and baked beans, potato chips, corn chips, salsa and guacamole, as well as watermelon and cherries, and brownies, and s'mores, and strawberry short cake.

Dina said...

First time on your blog and i am already thinking of breaking my diet and devouring some of that kind of food!!

Unknown said...

I like the tropical punch kool-aid made with 1/2 the sugar and the juice of a lemon squeezed in (then drop the lemon in the pitcher).

Still, perhaps I like kool-aid because my mom wouldn't hear of having it in the house when I was little!

Anonymous said...

completely American. You got it! Including the kool-aid!
And jessika can make her own 4th of July party with jumping devils. I live in the US and I don't know what it is! Maybe not as typical as she thinks.

But...whatever. The kittens are so adorable. And the baby is darling!
Thank you for sharing!


Mandy said...

Oh my gosh! I loved y'all's take on American food! Especially the peanut butter and jelly!
except for the mountain dew. that is american but it's so embarassing that it's american.
it looks like it was a super-fun party!

Anonymous said...

hummm ça a l'air trop bon !!!