Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Easy Patriotic Flag Food

Our Flag Fruit Kabobs

I hope you all enjoyed a fun 4th of July!  I'm posting a couple of flag food photos that I snapped from some of things we made this year.  
{I'm not on Pinterest so these are also recipes for my records} 
The flag fruit kabobs were so cute and easy!  
(I think the kids liked the marshmallows the best:)
Marshmallows (Or bananas)

~The fruit platter(below) is made with blueberries, watermelon and marshmallows~

This is a Patriotic Taco Salad recipe we used.  I think you could also use your favorite 7 layer dip recipe and decorate the top just like our photo!

Patriotic Taco Salad
(Courtesy of Taste of Home)
1 lb ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped
1 1/2 C water
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 envelope taco seasoning
Tortilla or corn chips to layer bottom of pan
2-4 C shredded lettuce 
10-15 pitted large olives
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
2 C cherry tomatoes, halved
Guacamole (optional)

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato paste and taco seasoning.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Place chips in an ungreased 13X9-in. dish. Spread beef mixture evenly over the top.  (Add layer of guacamole next, if used) Cover with shredded lettuce.  Use olives to shape stars in upper left corner.  To form stripes, add cheese and tomatoes in alternating rows.  Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
  • If you wish to prepare this salad in advance, omit the layer of chips and serve them with the salad.

Patriotic Jell-O Pie
I followed this recipe from the Kraft foods website last year.

Patriotic Jello-O Jars
Last but not least, these are on our summer bucket list! {Idea courtesy of Southern Plate.}  Can't wait to try these:)


  1. How festive and fun Tiffany! I love your patriotic food! May God bless the USA and may Mary keep us close to her heart!

  2. Exactly what Noreen said! How festive and fun. I really like the idea of that patriotic taco dip.

  3. That is sooo neat!! I told my kids we are going to have a 4th of July party next year like we had years back! I'll keep all your awesome ideas in mind! Thanks so much!!
    I wanted to let you know I awarded you the versatile blogger award!
    God Bless!

  4. everything is so patriotic, Tiffany! I love that Taco salad -- I've never seen anything like it. so clever and creative. and those jello jars are awesome. (also the cake of course). Happy Fourth!!


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