Styling All American Classics: Stars,Stripes,and Burgers
Whether you are spending this long, lovely holiday weekend tanning poolside,enjoying cocktails by the sea, checking out all the sales, or firing up the grill, you might want to let the color combination of the grand old flag inspire you to create looks perfect for the first unofficial start of summer. You don't have to strictly keep the red,white,and blue combo for a festive look. A fabulous navy and white striped blazer and shoes from www.target.com can give you just the right amount of patriot flair when combined with a fun floral skirt.
It's great with just a simple white tee-shirt but I like to mix prints so here's how I will probably wear my flag scarf this weekend:
Dress is Max Studio from www.marshalls.com , bag is retired Vera Bradley , and shoes are Merona (#targetdoesitagain) .
Or maybe I'll just wear jeans and a black tank top :
I'd also love to style this fun scarf with a simple white dress and other cool accessories like this:
Bag is Marc Jacobs / www.neimanmarcus.com ( which I will never own at $3,300) and bracelet is from @connectionsbymaya /Instagram and Facebook (very affordable )
Maybe you are going to be grilling this weekend, so why not add some style to your burgers ?
This Caprese Burger recipe jazzes up the boring basic burger with the flavors of a delicious Caprese salad. Using both fresh basil and marinated tomatoes is important for the most flavorful taste.
You will need :
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 thick slices tomato
1 1/3 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove of garlic , minced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
4 hamburger buns, split
What to do:
1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar,oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over tomato slices to marinate.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
3. Mix ground beef, tomato paste, basil, Pamesan cheese, garlic,and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Form beef mixture into 4 equal patties.
4. Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes each side for well done. Top each burger with mozzarella cheese; allow to melt. Serve on buns with marinated tomato slices.
However, if grilling is really not your thing, but you want something different and fun,and also All American this weekend, how about these cookies ?
Yes ! They are cookies ! And , you don't even have to bake them !
They are just made of Nilla Wafers , Mint Thins, and lots of frosting ! I've even made them in my kindergarten classroom. It was so fun to teach the letter Hh with cookie hamburgers !!
Whatever you decide to do this weekend-
Be safe and enjoy !!!
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