Thursday, July 12, 2012

Independence Day At Almost Heaven South

After hosting the kids and grandkids the previous week, I was content to spend Independence Day sitting on the dock alone and watching the leafs float by, but I have a wife.  And for Bev, this day requires a cookout of burgers and dawgs and a few friends over to enjoy it with.

So we had a little get together for 15 at the dock with the main entrée being a choice of regular or stuffed burgers – Chris from Nibble Me This had recently posted his recipe for a Chile Stuffed Burger and I just had to try it.  I followed his proportions, except I used the dried cilantro I had on hand, to end up with this for eight 6oz burgers.

2/3 cup diced green chiles – this was a small cans worth after draining
1/3 cup sautéed onion
1/3 cup roasted red pepper from a jar
1 tsp. dried cilantro

Mix everything together and let it sit an hour to rehydrate the cilantro.

Check our Chris’ site for some photos as I only remembered to take two for the whole day.  I definitely need to get a designated photographer when I’m cooking for a crowd.  This is the dock before we started eating and my burger.

In addition to the burgers, the guests brought deviled eggs, a Mexican dip, and snacks for appetizers, potato salad, pasta salad, and ranch beans for sides, and coconut cream pie, brownies, and homemade vanilla ice cream fro dessert.

I have to thank Bev for making me have such a fun day.  The food and company were all very enjoyable and I really liked Chris’ burger stuffing - what a great way to celebrate our freedom.

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

One year ago:  Nothing

Two years ago:   Leg Of Lamb On The Spit


7/4/12 event date


  1. I would have been content to sit on the dock too, maybe take a nap if I felt like it. But everyone needs some fun and sounds like your party was just that.

  2. Yay for burgers and hot dogs. That's what we did for the 4th over at friend's Greg and Cauleen's. Along with a Pasta Salad, Cole Slaw, Deviled Eggs, it was pretty all-American.

  3. We did burgers on the 4th..AND I got to sit on the deck and watch it rain! It was the perfect day here. Sounds like yours was fantastic too! Those pepper stuffed burgers did look really good!!

  4. A "little get-together" for 15...hah! Sounds like a veritable party to me!

  5. A "little get-together" for 15...hah! Sounds like a veritable party to me!

  6. I love a quiet day too - but am always grateful we have people that will come visit, and eat our food, and drink our beer. Haha. Glad you enjoyed it - it really looks like fun!

  7. Larry, Yup...and a good time was had by all of us! Great burgers, great libations and great folks! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  8. Looks like a great party and that burger looks fab! Are you sure that you don't have any Cajun blood? LOL

  9. We kept it a quiet day, too. I like it that way. Glad you had fun.

  10. More fun at Almost Heaven! I'm looking forward to our visit soon. I'm glad you liked the burger.

  11. Oh My Gosh---that burger looks AWESOME.... Makes me so hungry... Guess it's time to go to bed so that I won't wander into the kitchen this late!!!!! ha

  12. now that does sound like a great burger, flavors I really do like - glad Bev got ya off your butt, sometimes that is what it takes as I am like that too, I mean, afterwards, as so glad that events happen and I find the time spent most rewarding...

  13. Sounds like a great holiday! We've had a wonderful time traveling so much this summer, but I've managed to take almost no pictures. How is that possible? It's great to be back in town today, even if it's just for the day and finally catch up on my friend's blogs! Have a great weekend, Larry.


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