Memorial Day kicks off barbecue season so to help you plan your Memorial Day barbecue, I’m sharing some of my favorite barbecue recipes and some I’d like to try this weekend too.
This Memorial Day I’ll be cooking up one of my favorite burgers, Queso Bacon Burgers with Avocado Salsa. My daughter wants to make sliders instead of full size burgers and I plan on giving Cinnamon & Spice’s Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns recipe a try. Reeni’s also got a burger recipe that I need to try, Homemade Healthier Big Macs.
If some in your crowd prefer hot dogs, you might want to grill up some Bacon Wrapped Cheese Hot Dogs. Or how about a Loaded Hot Dog from How Sweet It Is with white cheddar cheese, juicy garlic mushrooms, honey caramelized onions, and crispy fried bacon.
If you’d rather have chicken than burgers and dogs, these BBQ Chicken Kebabs with a Spicy Bacon Rub are pretty irresistbile. Or Balsamic- Mango Marinated Grilled Chicken from Recipe Girl would add a tropical flair to your weekend. Greek Souvlaki and Pressure Cooker Lemon Rice are one of my family’s favorite barbecue meals.
Once you’ve decided on the main attraction, it’s time to decide on what to serve with it. Grilled veggies are the perfect addition to a barbecue and Kalyn shares two of my favorite veggies to grill, Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan and Perfect Grilled Zucchini. Or this Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing from Cookin’ Canuck would be perfect with those Queso burgers.
Pasta Salad is always a favorite at my house. Foodie Crush’s Greek Lemon Pasta Salad or Mountain Mama’s Vegetable Tortellini Salad with Balsamic and Dill would be a perfect addition to any barbecue. Or if your crowd prefers potato salad, how about a Lightened Up Potato Salad from Ingredients, Inc.
Now, let’s not forget about the most important part of any holiday celebration – dessert.
Cookies are always a welcome addition. These Chocolate Turtle Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod look fantastic. Or take advantage of the sweet summer strawberries with pretty Strawberry Wonton Cups from Taste & Tell, or luscious Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Tartlets from Complete Delicious.
One of my favorite summer desserts is a Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Roll. It’s easy to make and it would be a spectacular way to end the day spent with and remembering those you love.
What’s on your menu for this weekend?