Fourth of July Bagel Board

It’s so strange to think about how different the Fourth of July will be this year. Last year, we watched our town’s parade, had a ton of fun with a bunch of our friends and their kids in our backyard, celebrated my mom’s birthday with my extended family and then watched the fireworks with Brett’s parents at night. It was a full day, but it was one for the books. It was a blast.

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This year, things will look very different and I’m pretty sad there won’t be a parade or fireworks, but hey, this year we have a new little one to celebrate with and it will be just as great doing some stuff as a family of five.

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Last year when we had our friends over, I got a ton of bagels and kept things simple. The kids and adults went to town and it got me thinking how fun it would be to do a bagel board with a bunch of cream cheeses, toppings and fruits. Whether you’re hanging with your family, or seeing a couple of friends this holiday, this board is such a hassle-free way to start the morning and kick off a day in the sun (hopefully!).

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Here is what I used for the board:

  • Variety of bagels – I did cinnamon crunch, blueberry, strawberry and plain just to keep things on the sweeter side.
  • Cream cheese  – I loved using a couple of different kinds, including blueberry and strawberry. If you’re looking to make your own, mix 8 oz of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of blueberries or sliced strawberries and 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar with a hand mixer. Mix until everything is very well combined. Let it chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
  • Toppings – You’ll notice my board has sliced almonds, honey, chopped pecans and tons of berries. You can really add anything you think will go well with the bagels you pick out.

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Happy Fourth of July to all of you! Hope you enjoy time with your loved ones.

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