Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Celebrate Independence Day!

by helpinghandstwins

We are very thankful for the freedoms we have in America and love to celebrate on the 4th of July with a family barbecue. There will be hamburgers & hot dogs to eat and nighttime fireworks to watch. Play games and have strawberries, blueberries & whipped cream for dessert – a perfect red, white & blue combination!

Here’s a tasty broccoli salad that we love (and will be making!), adapted from an Amish recipe:
4 bunches of broccoli, cut in small pieces
1/2 jar bacon bits
1/3 cup raisins
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
In a large bowl combine the broccoli, bacon bits & raisins. In a separate bowl whisk together the mayo, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, onion powder and pepper. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least an hour, you can even make this the day before and keep refrigerated to let the flavors blend. Just before serving sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.

Happy 4th of July!