For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer. In addition to remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, it’s also a time when many of us get together with family and friends. These Memorial Day weekend recipes are sure to please you and your guests.
BBQ Chicken Dip
Rotisserie chicken is the shortcut to this flavorful hot dip from Nikki – chef in training. Be sure to get the recipe for her BBQ Chicken Dip – Nikki – chef in training.
Classic Macaroni Salad
This Classic Macaroni Salad from Spiced Blog switches things up by switching out elbows with ditalini.
Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon
Bacon and eggs? No brainer. Sriracha? Now that’s an unexpected twist on deviled eggs. Get Amanda Frederickson’s recipe for Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon from La Crema blog. Oh, and don’t forget to pair with some Chardonnay.
Your guests won’t be able to resist dipping into this Cowboy Caviar from Six Sisters’ Stuff.
Aunt Patti’s BBQ Baked Beans
The trick to Aunt Patti’s BBQ Baked Beans from Real Housemoms is that it starts with canned baked beans that bacon and other seasonings are added to. Perfect to whip together after the Memorial Day parade.
Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Water
Back to Her Roots Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Water is a nice alcohol-free alternative to serve at your Memorial Day party.
Hot Dog Station
According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, we’ll consume 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day (which, coincidentally is America’s peak hot dog eating season). So we’re loving the idea of a hot dog bar with as many toppings as you can dream of from Hostess with the Mostess.
Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade
Proper Barbecue Chicken
Most of us will probably barbecue our chicken in the oven and finish on the grill with our favorite store bought sauce. If you want to try your hand to make barbecue chicken, check out How to Make Proper Barbecue Chicken from the paupered chef.
Beer Can Chicken
It may not be pretty but cooking a whole seasoned chicken on a beer can yields a flavorful, moist chicken. Mmm. . . is for Mommy gives step by step instructions for Beer Can Chicken so you can give it a try.
Skirt Steak Fajitas
Marinated skirt steak is grilled, along with peppers, onions and even the tortillas. No pots and pans! Skirt Steak Fajitas from Apples and Sparkles.
All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers
The twist here is adding the condiments to the burger meat before cooking. All American Bacon Cheeseburger from Stockpiling Moms.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
Baked or grilled, Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kabobs from Damn Delicious only take 10 minutes to prep.
Easy Grilled Vegetables
What we love about this is that you don’t have to skewer the vegetables and then grill. Just cut them all up so that they’re about the same size, drizzle with olive oil and you’re good to go. Couldn’t get any easier as you can when you check out Gimme Some Oven’s Easy Grilled Vegetables recipe.
BBQ Pork Tenderloin
We love ribs, but to do them right, takes a while. Why not give pork tenderloin a try? Couldn’t be easier. BBQ Pork Tenderloin from Eclectic Recipes.
Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Gluten-free! Yay! Make this ahead of time. Feeds a crowd. Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad from thisismykeywest.
No Bake Strawberry Shortcake
No bake??? Yes! No Bake Strawberry Shortcake from My Greek Kitchen on Foodista.
Triple Berry Trifle
Red, white and blue. How apropos. Triple Berry Trifle from Life, Love and Sugar.