Does anyone really need a reason to make a dessert? Well, I guess since I have been trying to lose a stubborn 10 lbs since Lindsay was born, I do! What is Labor Day without good food on the grill, American beer and a red, blue and white dessert? For some reason I believe (with no evidence) that rice krispie treats are better for you than cookies. I realized this was passed down through generations of my family when I overheard my mother telling my daughter to chose the rice krispie treat instead of the cookie!
Even though I have tried to stimulate Emily's palate with combinations of apricot and lamb even before she had teeth, she resists any new food and is a very picky eater. I made her a dinner of rocket hot dogs. I had planned to make the triangle top out of cheese but realized too late that I didn't have any in the fridge. So one must improvise! Ketchup is always a compliment to any food in the Wrenn household!
The adults had hot dogs with slaw and chili and grilled corn-on-the-cob. I made a fantastic sauce for the corn thanks to my friend Kelley. I pulled the husks back from the corn and slathered on a mixture of mayo, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese. Then I pulled the husks back over the corn and put them on the grill. Yum!
Can't have a holiday without sparklers!