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In my family, we tend to stay close to home. Our town has a wonderful variety of things to do in the summer, like themed riverfront festivals, a fun outdoor waterpark, a fountain for the kids to play in at Riverfront Square, and of course, every weekend there's live music on the river, just a couple of blocks from our home. Oh, add to that the fact that my little town has 26 parks to enjoy, we have everything we need for quality family time right in our own backyard.
So of course, we spend a lot of time focusing on outdoor dining & entertaining. We've got a pretty great set up in our backyard, including kid-friendly things like a bounce castle, a huge waterslide, a wooden playground, a hammock, and a fire pit for roasting S'mores. On the deck, we have adult pleasures like a cooler for adult beverages, WiFi speakers for tunes, and of course, the grill. Ahh, the grill. As a total foodie, any chance to cook outdoors gets me all giddy.
In addition to buttery corn on the cob and fresh cut seasoned fries, I set out a half-and-half platter for the kids to munch on. By half-and-half, I mean half healthy and half...well...not so much. On a large divided tray, I added some fresh veggies like broccoli and carrots to 2 sections, potato chips in the other 2, and then some creamy French Onion dip in the middle. Best of both worlds, I suppose!
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