This year the 4th of July falls on Shabbat, so we can all enjoy some havdalah fireworks.  Before you head out to the fireworks, food must be had. The fireworks can't wait for you to cook up a storm after Shabbat so check out these make ahead 4th of July recipe ideas.

Red White and Blue Potato Salad

If you want to go dairy try this Red White and Blue Potato Salad. This salad is an easy and fun way to incorporate the patriotic colors into your meal.

4th of july recipe for parfait

Start or end your 4th of July with a Red, White and Blue Parfait.  Make it with your favorite brand of yogurt or go decadent with a creamy vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Chicken Mango Salad

Add some dried blueberries to this Grilled Chicken Mango Salad for another red, white and blue specialty.

crispy kosher fried chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken is an American classic, that while great right off the frier, is also really good the next day.

I don't find burgers taste so great the next day, so instead try this BBQ Meatloaf.

grilled zucchini with a zip

Grilled Zucchini or other grilled veggies are a perfect accompaniment to whatever you end up serving.

Hot Dog topped with Asian Slaw

Another great idea is this Hot Dogs with Slaw or create your own hot dog bar.  Hot dogs reheat well and everyone can make their own.

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