Every year I look forward to the Independence Day holiday. This year especially. For those of us in the U.S. lucky enough, this means a four-day weekend. (I have no idea how you Canucks are making out with the weekend.) And not only that, but Independence Day assumes a party. Face it, it’s an excuse for friends to get together, eat a lot of food, drink a lot of beer, and watch some fireworks. With any luck, no one will be lit on fire. Of course all of this is contingent on the fact that you are not a loser without friends. For the sake of argument, let’s say you are not, in fact, a loser without friends, and will be doing something social this coming holiday.
The next obstacle is food – what to bring? You can’t show up to a BBQ with chips and a six pack of Budweiser or you’ll be lynched on sight. On the other hand, a Julia Childs-type soufflé may not be your style. It’s cool, dudes and chicks. I’ve got something easy and cool for you to do. I know you want to disregard this column because it’s something to do with cooking, but trust me, I know what I’m doing.