Throw a Spontaneous 4th of July BBQ

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. We participate in other affiliate programs as well. For more details, please see our disclosure policy.

Did the days just slip away from you? Did you wake up this morning, thankful for a day off from work, but realize that you don’t have anything planned? Did you realize that since everyone else you know has all or part of the day off that this might be a fun time to have folks over?

No worries. You can plan a spontaneous BBQ without a lot of fuss — and you don’t have to resort to processed foods. Ready? Let’s go:

Sour Cream Onion Dip – serve with potato chips and veggie dippers

Cactus Salsa – a little walk on the wild side

Orange Ginger Chicken – easy and quick marinade to whip up

Loaded Potato Salad – five ingredients, plus salt and pepper? Couldn’t be easier!

Tossed Salad with Peperoncinis and Feta – so full of flavor, yet such a simple dressing

Whole Grain Shortcakes with Fresh Berries – rock the night with fresh berries and cream

Need more help?

Print this grocery list and you’re good to go:

Subscribe to Good Cheap Eats
Read Newer Post
Read Older Post


  1. Tossed Salad with Peperoncinis and Feta – looks like something I would whip up myself. Yumm

Share Your Thoughts