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7 Easy Memorial Day Food Delights To Make Now


Summer holiday foodYippie, summer is almost here. Vacations, backyard barbecues, beach parties and lazy weekend afternoons are just a few activities which make us look forward to summer with child-like enthusiasm. Summer foods however, are something we embrace with abandon. We take spirited cocktails and patriotic desserts to a whole new level. Meals are easy and often bursting with juicy fruits and veggies at their peak ripeness. Consider this your official shortcut to the start of summer with seven yummy and festive Memorial Day food ideas you can make for this weekend (and the rest of the summer) from our favorite food inspired blogs.

Dip

Bacon cheeseburger dipWith over 10,000 shares this All American Bacon Cheeseburger Dip from the Cookie Rookie is totally the right way to kick-off a party.

Salad

Patriotic Salad ideaThis patriotic Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad from Running In A Skirt is not only healthy it goes with about anything.

Main Dish

best grilled steak fajitasGrilled Fajitas are one of the easiest meals you can make and fun for guests of all ages. One of our favorite recipes for classic mouth-watering grilled steak fajitas is from Cooking Classy. Fajitas make it easy to get creative but not fussy, just marinate and grill any protein to add to your fajita offering.

chipotle honey chicken kabobsChipotle Honey Chicken Skewers from Skinny Ms are a winner in the quick and easy meal category.

Dessert

Great summer deserts from FreutcakeShort on time and need a super easy summer desert show stopper? Just add sprinkles to store-bought ice cream bars. Leah’s 4th of July Dessert Hacks on her Freutcake blog had us racing to the grocery store.

Sangria PopiclesFor adults only, Sangria Popsicles from Betsylife might be the perfect hot weather dessert/cocktail on a stick.

Cocktail

patriotic blue cocktailTalk about festive and simple, just looking at the photo of this gorgeous Blue Cocktail from Celebrations At Home makes me want to kick back and start sipping this three ingredient libation. Though it is Sunday morning, might be a tad early.  Child friendly hack: use Blue Kool-Aid, Blue Hawaiian Punch or make some Blue Lemonade. If you want to give the kids
Have a tasty holiday weekend!

Lisa

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