Recaps/ Recipes

your menu plan


Vegetable Soft Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream <---soooooo good Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Saucy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

with these sides:

Raw Sweet Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad<----please make this, mmk? Whole Wheat Mediterranean Pasta Salad

The Best Homemade Baked Beans

And don’t forget….

The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need + spicy blue corn chippies

Storebought hummus

Raw veggies (baby carrots, cucumber and red pepper slices)

A large fruit bowl filled with berries and watermelon!

To drink:

Blackberry Margaritas <---duh

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Champagne Sangria!

For Dessert:

Lattice Topped Peach Pie with vanilla gelato

Blueberry Oat Crisp

Now all you have left to do is invite yours truly!

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  • Nanette @ Making Me New
    July 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I’m convinced! When do you have an opening on the calendar? I am definitely going to be trying this menu soon.

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness
    July 4, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Haha! Since you suggested it, I’m delighted to hear you don’t mind making the trip all the way over to the UK, lol! 😉 Well worth it for a meal like this! 😀 That guacamole looks DIVINE, it’s begging me to eat it through the screen…thank goodness I have avocadoes in the fridge! 🙂 xyx

  • Ruth
    July 4, 2011 at 1:25 am

    This all sounds delicious! Especially the guacamole, which I made a couple of weeks back from your recipe! 🙂

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 4, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Chipotle Sour Cream, homemade baked beans, the guac, both desserts, all 3 drinks..I really wouldn’t even know where to begin, Jenna! It all sounds sooo good! I hope you’re having a fabulous time in Tahoe and that you’re not actually cooking all this food 🙂

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count
    July 4, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I’m hungry just looking at this post! I need to give them all a try. Thanks for the menu plan!

  • Errign
    July 4, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Um, champagne sangria? Yes, please.

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION
    July 4, 2011 at 4:29 am


    (especially the peach pie…is it okay to skip right to dessert?)

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    July 4, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Happy Fourth of July Jenna – with a menu like this, how could it not be ? Cheers 😉

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    July 4, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I loved all of these recipes!! I was soooo happy you put your baked beans on the menu plan! they are one of my favourite things to make/eat 🙂 thanks!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 4, 2011 at 5:05 am

    I’ve been eating my body weight in berries and watermelon this weekend. I just can’t get enough! Happy 4th of July Jenna! 😀

  • Cait's Plate
    July 4, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Sounds like the perfect 4th of July menu to me! Enjoy your day 🙂

  • Meg
    July 4, 2011 at 5:13 am

    I feel like ALL of these dishes should sport a “please make this, mmk?” next to them 🙂

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    July 4, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I want it all! Looks like a great menu. Happy 4th!

  • Mama J
    July 4, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Jenna – You need to add your peach and blackberry cobbler to this post! I made it for our 4th BBQ yesterday and my husband said it was “the best dessert he has ever had in his whole life.” And he is NOT prone to hyperbole. The ginger really takes it over the top. The recipe is officially my go-to summer dessert from here on out… our friends really flipped for it too. And it is fab for breakfast with a cup of coffee 🙂
    Thanks so much for making me super-hostess with this killer recipe!
    Happy 4th!

  • Alejandra @ Mouthfuls and Morsels
    July 4, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Veggie tacos make an appearance on my menu at least a couple times a month, they’re just so good! Your mom’s recipe looks amazing, I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Mrs. Fish
    July 4, 2011 at 6:49 am

    What a perfect Fourth of July menu! We love your pulled pork, and it’s so perfect a summer barbecue! Have a fantastic day!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 4, 2011 at 7:11 am

    yes please, i’ll take all of it 🙂

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste
    July 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Oh yes! This sounds like the perfect menu for the 4th.

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    July 4, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Sounds good. When do the apps start? I’ll be over then!

  • Katrina
    July 4, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Mmm everything sounds so good! Yum!

  • Kristen @ Not-So Domesticated
    July 4, 2011 at 7:48 am

    … or you could just invite all of us over to your house. 😉 Everything looks amazing. Happy 4th!!

  • katie
    July 4, 2011 at 7:58 am

    The guac and the champagne sangria sound amazing!!!

    Happy 4th!

  • Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles
    July 4, 2011 at 8:09 am

    What a party you created on-line! Yes! This is too early in the AM for my mouth to be watering over a margarita or baked beans. (Geeze, Julie…..Control yourself!)
    Happy 4th of July!

  • Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    July 4, 2011 at 8:23 am

    What a great menu! SO many things I want to try. I never would’ve thought I could make baked beans at home (I admit I’m so used to buying them in a can) so I’ll need to get right on that!

  • Rebekah
    July 4, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Ok, I loved the agua fresco recipe the first time but I’ve really been putting it off for far too long. Time to get down to business and drink it all in one sitting!

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    July 4, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I would just about die if this stuff was on the menu for today….everything sounds DELICIOUS.

  • mythy as in "Mighty"
    July 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Made your saucy pulled pork this week and black bean citrus quinoa salad! Paired the pulled pork on Trader Joe’s pretzel buns & cheddar cheese and DF said it was delish! Only thing we didn’t like about the quinoa salad was the grapefruit. Too bitter for us. Next time, oranges instead!

    Happy 4th!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    July 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    OMG, now I NEED Guacamole!

  • Fit Chick Britt
    July 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I WISH that was my menu plan. Can I come to your house…? lol.

  • Katie
    July 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Love your blog Jenna! Your pictures are so pretty! I’m a HUGE fan of Tahoe too, I spent two amazing seasons working at Squaw Valley – I just wish I had gotten to see it in the summer, and now thanks to your pics I can!

    Champagne sangria – genius! I’ve never heard of it before and can’t wait to break that one out when our summer rolls around!
    x Katie from Australia

  • Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    July 5, 2011 at 7:00 am

    I DID make the spinach feta turkey burgers….and they were a hit!

  • Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots
    July 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

    All of this looks amazing! I think I might add your grilled shrimp tacos with poblano-avocado salsa 🙂

  • Patty Hauer
    July 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Very interesting and healthy recipes. NICE

  • Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    July 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Too…much…goodness. Whole wheat pasta salad and spinach feta burgers have officially been bookmarked for future use. My tastebuds thank you from the future.

  • Sweet and Savvy
    July 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Wow! Hope youre having as amazing of a time as it looks. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these recipes.

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