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Friday Faves- 4th of July

  • July 1, 2016
  • By casualonthecoast
Friday Faves- 4th of July

Hello again!  It has been a LONG time since I’ve posted here.  ChefQ and I were in the process of buying a house & moving so the past few months have been insanely busy!  We are finally settled into our new place and are absolutely loving it!  There are plenty of projects to be done to put our own personal spin on the house- which will be both fun and a learning experience for me.  Luckily Q knows what he’s doing (he works in the construction arena) and can teach me all about home improvement.  I’ll be sharing our finished masterpieces here, as we check each one off of our list.  We have plans to build an outdoor shower, paint our kitchen cabinets (eeeek!),  build some furniture pieces and spruce our space up a bit!  So stay tuned for “before & afters”, DIYs, and what did and did not work for us in our adventures!

I missed this blog and sharing recipes & inspiration with you all.  My goal is to be more consistent going forward; especially because I have a dedicated office in the new house- I feel like a real adult! 🙂  You can expect to see 2-3 blog posts each week from here on out.  Comment below if there’s anything you’d like for me to share or feature-I’d love to hear from you!

Now that all that business is out of the way- onto 4th of July inspiration.  It’s hard to believe it’s already here!!  4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and I’m sure almost everyone feels the same.  We celebrate the freedom of our country and all of those that have fought for and continue to fight for it today!  It’s fun to get together with family & friends, enjoy activities outside & cooking/grilling out or BBQing!  We don’t have any major plans other than braving the crowds (early!) for the beach and grilling out plenty of good food.  Hopefully we’ll catch some fireworks too!

We’re planning on enjoying plenty of fresh, local seafood this weekend and probably sticking to tradition and making hot dogs and hamburgers as well!  It wouldn’t be the 4th without them.  Below are some of my favorite food & cocktail recipes I used for inspiration for our holiday weekend menus!


Butter Crab Roll

Brown Butter Crab Roll

Blue Crab Boil Asian Condiments

Blue Claw Crab Boil with Asian Condiments

Seafood Boil

Shellfish Boil with Spicy Green Dipping Sauce 

We have plans to do a Seafood boil and I LOVE the unique idea of the spicy green dipping sauce!  I’ll share our photos/thoughts over on instagram!

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

recipe via Shari’s Berries– find 10 of their favorites here

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Personal FAVORITE- I love spicy drinks! Find it here

Blueberry Prosecco

How cute & festive! Recipe here

Rose Sangria

Crowd pleaser Rosé Sangria

Mose Cocktail
Can’t go wrong by combining Rosé & Margaritas to make this Mosé

 What are you all planning for your menu and celebrations this weekend?!  Remember to have a SAFE & happy Independence Day weekend and take time to honor all who make this holiday possible!

*all images linked to the site where they originated*

By casualonthecoast, July 1, 2016
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