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 http://www.target.com can give you just the right amount of patriot flair when combined with a fun floral skirt.
Or maybe you do want to go full-force with your patriotic pride and wear not just the colors in the flag , but an Amerian flag inspired accessory. This scarf, also from Target, would be perfect for you.
Dress is Max Studio from http://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 :
Bag is Marc Jacobs / http://www.neimanmarcus.com ( which I will never own at $3,300) and bracelet is from @connectionsbymaya /Instagram and Facebook (very affordable )
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.
Yes ! They are cookies ! And , you don’t even have to bake them !
Whatever you decide to do this weekend-
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