4th of July Food Food Favorites

July 4, 2013

4th of July Food Food Favorites

Grandma’s Fried Chicken



1 whole cut-up chicken

Flour, about 1 cup
Paprika (optional)

1/4 cup Vegetable oil (or more if necessary)
1/4 cup Butter (or more if necessary)
Use equal amounts of vegetable oil and butter.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place flour, salt, and pepper in paper, or plastic bag.

Shake chicken parts in bag mixed with flour, salt, pepper, (and optional paprika) to coat.

In skillet (I like to use an electric skillet) fry in half vegetable oil and half butter,
(Use equal amounts of vegetable oil and butter.)
@ 350 degrees until well browned on both sides.

Place in baking dish with lid.
Bake at 350-degree oven with lid on for about one hour,
making sure that the chicken is cooked completely.

Mom’s Potato Salad



4 cups cooked, in salt water, potatoes, cooled and cubed
¼-1/2 cup onions, chopped/diced
3-5 slices cooked (American) bacon (no nitrate, natural variety)
3 teaspoons sweet pickle relish, drain if necessary
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1-cup Hellman’s light mayonnaise
celery salt-to taste
pepper-to taste
salt-to taste


Place cooled cooked, cubed potatoes in large bowl.
Add chopped onions, crumbled bacon, relish, mustard, mayonnaise, celery salt, pepper, and salt.
Stir until mixed.

Easy Oreo Ice Cream Dessert


• 1-19 oz. pkg. Oreos (3 row pkg.)
• 1-12 oz., or larger thawed cool whip, or Tru Whip
• ½ gallon of ice cream, softened

Reserve 7 Oreos for garnish.

Crush 1 row of Oreos and spread on bottom of 9 x 13 dish.

Crush next row of Oreos and mix with ice cream, cool whip, spreading over first layer of crushed cookies.

Crush last row of Oreos and spread evenly over top, garnishing with reserved Oreos.

Freeze for 4 hours and cut into squares.

For quicker version, crush all of the Oreos and mix in with cool whip, and ice cream. Spread into pan and freeze.

For a single-serving size with children, I use… 

4 Oreos in a sealed sandwich baggie, allowing the little ones to crunch them up with a wooden spoon.

Mix with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

and 2 spoonfuls of tru whip (like cool whip, but without the hydrogenated oils) in small, deep bowl.


These single-serving instructions were added in August 2020.

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9 Responses to 4th of July Food Food Favorites

  1. Marjorie Mattson says:

    Happy4 th!! . Love Mom


  2. dana says:

    Hi Annette!
    You’re menu sounds delicious! I love hearing about your experiences! Take care


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