There are so many wonderful things about the upcoming holiday including lots of good times, good friends and family, fireworks and great food!

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday because it's summertime, which means you can grill, hang out outside, drink beer and watch fireworks!

For the 4th of July we usually keep it pretty simple when it comes to the barbecue. Typically we go with hot dogs and brats or hamburgers.  I'm not sure what we are doing this year but I will be honest, it all sounds really good.

We also keep the sides pretty basic -- chips, some kind of a salad, vegetables, fruit and dessert, of course!

Whatever we have, I'm looking forward to it! What are you grilling up for your 4th of July barbecue?