BBQ cooking. Why is that? Because BBQ cooking is done outdoors, where everyone will probably want to be if the weather's nice. If the cooking is done outdoors, it can be part of the festivites in itself. Also, the one doing the BBQ cooking won't be stuck inside while all the other July 4 party guests are having fun in the sun!
Another good reason to consider BBQ cooking for July 4 events that involve food is because a large amount of meat can be cooked at one time, especially if you use a large grill or smoker. The price per pound is usually much less for such cuts of meat, also. If you place the meat on a smoker, you won't have to attend to it much, so you can enjoy the party instead of working on the food.
Some good choices of meats for BBQ cooking on a smoker include fresh pork hams, pork spare ribs, baby back ribs, pork loins, beef briskets, and pork shoulders, also called "Boston butts." If you're expecting a large group of people, you might want to consider cooking a whole pig or a half pig and have a pig pickin', as we call it in the South! If you have a family member or friend who's into survival hunting - hunting for meat - you might be able to talk him into giving you a venison ham for the grill or smoker. Vension is excellent for BBQ cooking! If you need some recipes and info for BBQ cooking, just click the BBQ cooking link above!