My parents want to host a BBQ for the 4th but have decided it's too much work (they've been entertaining a lot lately). In order to make it happen, my sister and I/spouses are taking care of the food this year. We're up to 18 guests, including 2 vegans. It will be indoors, with cooking facilities outside. Here's the plan:
1. Smoked brisket and ribs (by DH who is excited for my dad's smoker)
2. Grilled vegan veggie burgers
3. Grilled corn on the cob
4. Mustard potato salad (my boys adore all things mayo, eggs on the side for my sister)
5. Vinegar-based coleslaw (vegan)
6. 3 bean salad (vegan)
We'll also have beer, wine, and soda. For dessert, fresh watermelon and strawberries- plus homemade chocolate chip cookies and vegan spice cookies (my only good vegan cookie recipe) if it's not too hot for me to bake.
Am I missing anything? Does this sound like enough food/options? Enough options for the vegans? Contemplating baked beans or a green salad as well but they're not as exciting as other options.
What do you think?