Ahhh, Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an important holiday, honoring all the courageous men and women who have lost their lives while defending our great country. We should never forget these important people, without whom who knows where we would be today. Aside from honoring the fallen, Memorial Day means something else to most Americans.
The official start of summer!
It’s been hot for months here already, so it’s hard to believe summer is only now just beginning. But it is! So bring on the BBQ’s, pool parties and summer fun! Here are some of my favorite recipes to make for your cookout this weekend.
American Flag 7-Layer Dip – Not only is this dip delicious, it’s also perfectly festive for the holiday. It can be served hot… or cold, for outdoor events.
Key West Grilled Chicken Skewers – Fire up those grills! These chicken skewers are much more fun than burgers and dogs, and the marinade is to die for.
Sweet ‘n Spicy Grilled Wings – These wings are a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and a whole lot yummy!
Grilled Pork Chops with Summer Salsa – Tasty grilled pork with the perfect summer accompaniment– fresh fruit salsa!
Honey Dijon Potato Salad – This mayo-free side is perfect for warm weather!
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad – One of my all time FAVORITE cookout side dishes!
Revolutionary Berries – Get festive with these easy but impressive patriotic treats.
S’mores Brownies – Does anything say summer more than the flavors of s’mores? The brownie version makes them even easier to eat!
So there you have it– you can’t possibly have a bad weekend with all of that delicious food.
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Good luck and happy weekend!
Kate K. says
I would choose the sock monkey one. It’s really cute!
Army Amy* says
Those smores brownies look soooo good! My husband’s birthday is coming up, and I might just make those for him, if I can wait that long. Haha!
And I kinda like the cat cookie basket. It makes me think of my mother-in-law who is a crazy cat lady. Haha!
Lol, that’s my favorite too, but it’s ME that’s the cat lady 😉
Ooo all your grilling recipes make me want to go grill up some kabobs right now!… At, 10am. haha And, those strawberries are so fun. I’m definitely getting excited for the 4th of July.
And, as far as the cookies. I love the spring basket and the puppies!
omg yum… i want the giant cookie. But lets not have a repeat of 12 days of Christmas Cookies 2012…
Ps, please come home when I’m going to be there so you can be my personal chef… or dad’s assistant chef
judy litz says
I like the cat cookie basket. I’m a crazy cat person too!