Some days, life is crazy busy, and you aren’t always paying attention to the calendar. When a holiday comes up, you may be caught unprepared when it comes to your menu. Here are some last-minute Memorial day recipes you will enjoy serving family & friends.
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But let’s not forget the reason WHY we get to celebrate this day with food, family, and fun. We remember those that we have lost fighting for our country’s freedom. Without our US military, NONE of this would be possible. I thank them, and are humbled by their sacrifice.
I miss the days when you & your family were always home to celebrate holidays. But now, I work retail and I generally have to spend the day working. But that doesn’t mean I want my family to miss out on all the delicious recipes you can enjoy on a holiday. So here are a few you can throw together for your family to eat.
Salad Recipes For Memorial Day
I can’t say enough about salad recipes. You can prepare them the night before, and they are ready to go when your family is ready to eat. Usually a quick stir and maybe the addition of a little extra dressing is that is needed, something your family can easily do.
- Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad by Mooshu Jenne
- Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad from The Fitchen
- Classic American Macaroni Salad from Strength & Sunshine
- Deviled Egg Potato Salad from Val’s Kitchen
- Avocado Pasta Salad from Served From Scratch
Main Dish Recipes To Prepare For Your Gathering
These recipes are generally reserved for the grown-ups to prepare. Especially if you plan on using your grill. Sandwiches and hoagies can be handled by teens and pre-teens. Main dishes are a great suggestion when a friend or family member calls and says “what can I bring?”.
Slow cooker recipes are great for main dishes. You can prepare them the night before, and just warm them up in the morning when you get up. Doesn’t get any easier than that! For instance, these slow cooker sausage sandwiches are perfect!
So here are a few more that may work for you:
- Chicken Pasta Salad from This Ole Mom
- Instant Pot Carnitas from Bacon Is Magic
- Killer Burger Recipe from Snappy Gourmet
- Baby Back Carolina Style Ribs from This Old Gal
- Easy Hawaiian Pork Shish Kebabs from Play Party Plan
Side Dishes To Compliment Your Meal
And you can’t have a celebration meal without some side dishes. Here are a few that should make your party menu plan.
- Slow Cooker Baked Beans from Savory With Soul
- Quick Roasted Potatoes from The Petite Cook
- Hot Dog Chili Recipe from Savory With Soul
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob from Wondermom Wannabe
- Garlicky Grilled Potato Salad from It Is A Keeper
Memorial Day Dessert Recipes To Make Your Guests Happy
Memorial Day dessert recipes are so much fun, and can be so pretty too! For instance, check out this triple berry Summer sheet cake. So easy to make, and has a patriotic flair! Who doesn’t love that?
Here are a few more dessert recipes that I think you will enjoy!
- Star-Shaped Cream Tart Cake from Let’s Eat Cake
- Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Rolls from Well If She Can Do It
- Firecracker Strawberry Pops from Crayons and Cravings
- Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Salad from The Slow Roasted Italian
- Stained Glass Star Shaped Cookies from Plum Crazy
Drink Recipes To Enjoy On Memorial Day
I think this is the best part after working a long day! There are such fun drink recipes out there to enjoy during your Memorial Day celebration. My favorite? This recipe that features Crown Royal Apple! Simple to make & tasty too!
- Red, White, & Blue Sangria from Flour On My Face
- Blueberry Margarita Mocktail from Kleinworth Co.
- Layered Patriotic Drinks from Crafty Morning
- Patriotic Vodka Lemonade Spritzer from Simple Pantry
- Captain America On The Rocks from Whisky+Sunshine
So there you have it, some last-minute Memorial Day recipes you can be proud to serve. Remember to thank those that fought for your freedoms, and be grateful in life.