Memorial Day Menu

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend!  Woohoo!

I love, love, love celebrating Memorial Day!  This year, I have a menu designed for a family gathering of four or it can be multiplied and serve a large party too (or if you’re going to a pot luck, then just take what you need from this list!).  The best part?  It’s simple but crowd pleasing.

Red, white, blue and delicious is the theme of our Memorial Day weekend.

First up…

Start your Memorial Day off right with my Red, White and Blueberry French Toast.  You use blueberry bagels as your bread and make a quick strawberry sauce to go down on top.  Festive and yummy!

Need a little appetizer?  No worries…

My Bacon Wrapped Smokies will be the hit of the party.  Seriously.  Make a double batch.  I’m telling you…you’ll be mad if you don’t!

And/or you could make my Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip.  Friends will flock to this one!

Need a side?  I have you covered…

My Mama’s Corn Salad is a MUST for all summer get-togethers.  It’s not a party until this is on my plate.

Once you try these BBQ Green Beans you won’t go back to boring old regular ones.  The best part about this version is that the beans cook in the slow cooker…one less thing to mess with during the party.

This Tortellini Pasta Salad could be a meal in itself…or a delicious side too.

And for the main course?  You gotta do something on the grill, right?  Grilling equals summer holiday party!  Here are some of my favorite grilled entrees…

Burger Choice #1 is my Tomatillo Pineapple Burger.  Avocado, a little  Jack cheese and a pineapple salsa…my oh my…p-a-r-t-y time!

 And burger choice #2 is my Meatloaf Burgers!  The sauce is what makes it a meatloaf burger…in honor of Andrew’s favorite meal (meatloaf), I made it into a burger.

Or if burgers aren’t for you, how about salmon?

My Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon or…

Grilled Shrimp Tacos.

And something sweet to finish things off (that’s festive too!)…

…my Red, White and Blue Trifle.  I love that you make this in advance…that way on party day, you just pop it out of the fridge and serve.

Or you can try…

…,my Strawberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

Need a little more inspiration?  Check out my Red, White and Blue Pinterest Board

Follow Shay Shull’s board Red, White and Blue on Pinterest.

I don’t know about you…but I’m counting down the days until this weekend!

Happy Wednesday!

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  • Narci May 25, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Those grilled shrimp tacos look amazing!! Yum!

  • megronspies May 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Got my Meal Planning Cookbook yesterday for my 23rd birthday! Loving reading through it already & can't wait to make some recipes! Thanks for inspiring me already šŸ™‚

  • The Greens May 31, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    After eyeing your corn salad recipe for a couple years, I finally took it to a potluck. My husband was nervous for me to bring a recipe I have never tried. but Oh.My.Heavens……it was the HIT of the party! We all loved it and I'll be making again soon. Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚