I’ve been thinking about what to have for 4th of July dinner. I see my local favorite supermarket has a special on baby back ribs. So that settles that;  I’ll do them St. Louis style with some corn on the grill and potato salad. Man I’m hungry already.

The American Farm Bureau Federation this year launched an informal price survey to tally the cost of hot dogs, burgers and other Independence Day fare. The group says the average cost of a summertime picnic including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad and lemonade comes to $57.20 for 10 people. By comparison, last year a turkey dinner with all the trimmings would cost about $49.48 for 10.