We’ve put together a collection of fantabulous recipes for grilling and noshing during these very hot dog days of summer. You know what I always say: Make Frosé while the sun shines, kids. Lots and lots of Frosé. Without further ado, here are our 12 best Labor Day recipes du moment.
New England Clambake
This New England clambake was great! Followed directions and added some shrimp in because why not? Huge hit! Definitely making this again!!!anna
Grilled Pork Burgers
Easy Marinated Chicken Skewers
This is a delicious and very easy chicken skewer dish. I used medium chili powder because we like spicy food.kathy
Elote ~ Mexican-Style Street Corn
Barbecue Beef Ribs
Seriously delicious! My husband made these barbecue beef ribs last night. We will be making them again!nicole
Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken
Cowboy Caviar Salad
The cowboy caviar is amazingly good! I followed the recipe exactly except used banana pepper instead of jalapeño. Wonderful summer side dish.Lynne T.
Chewy Chocolate Brownies
Plum Crumble Pie
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Cheryl Day’s S’mores Bars
Labor Day Cooking FAQs
Offer an assortment of hot and cold side dishes to complement whatever you’re tossing on the grill. Some popular choices include pasta salad, creamy coleslaw, baked beans, spicy grilled corn, Greek salad, smoked mac and cheese, garlic bread, and classic potato salad.
There are plenty of great vegetarian options for grilling and cookouts. This easy grilled vegetable salad and these grilled vegetable skewers are both popular choices, as is this spinach, tomato, and mushroom burger.
There are several important food safety precautions to take when hosting an outdoor gathering.
1. Keep everything clean–Ensure your utensils and food preparation surfaces are cleaned regularly, particularly when preparing raw meat. Wash your hands frequently.
2. Keep perishable foods at the right temperature–Cold foods should be served cold, and hot foods hot. Keep your cold foods in a cooler or on a bed of ice, out of the sun, and store hot foods in chafing dishes or in a slow cooker. Perishable foods should not be left out for longer than 2 hours.
3. Cook your meat thoroughly–Use a meat thermometer to ensure that your meat and poultry are cooked to a safe temperature. Ground meats should be cooked to 160°F (71°C), poultry to 165°F (74°C), and pork or beef cuts to 145°F (63°C).
What’s on your Labor Day weekend menu this year? Let me know in a comment below.