last minute cookout inspiration!

I heard on the news this morning that Americans will eat more than 150 million hot dogs today.

Which is a lot of hot dogs.

And I’m hoping that if you’re eating hot dogs, they are made with beef raised with no added hormones or antibiotics, from cows that ate a vegetarian diet.  Uncured, unpreserved and that have no nitrates or nitrites added. (Applegate Farms makes a good one.  And so does Painted Hills Natural Beef.)

But don’t stress about it.

Seriously.

One day …

One hot dog …

Today’s a day to think “Big Picture,” like our forefathers did 🙂

And for those of us not eating hot dogs today, or for those of us looking for last-minute inspiration for something nourishing and tasty to bring to the family cookout, here are a few ideas culled from our archives and the archives of our favorite real food bloggers …

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MAIN COURSE

SIDES & SALADS

DESSERTS/SWEETS

DRINKS

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