Memorial day is really a great summer kick off. Most schools end the week before the Memorial Day holiday, and the weather is warm enough to swim without feeling like you're swimming in bath water. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a summer barbecue? (Maybe after a parade to commemorate those brave men and women who have served in our military.)
Well, we have no short supply of great recipes to whip up for your Memorial day Barbecue party, and I am putting them all right here, in one handy tasty place, for you!
Or, maybe you can order some tasty barbecue from a place that delivers through Uber Eats. Or, maybe you can sign up to be a driver partner with Uber Eats and earn some extra cash for yourself this holiday weekend. These are all great options, and you can find help with two out of three of them right here!
Happy Memorial Day!
Main Dishes and Sides
We have a few options here! We've shared some pork recipes with you a few times. Like when I made these Honey Mustard Pork Chops! Although in my post I used a pan on the stove top, this recipe would work nicely on the grill as well.
Continuing with the pork theme, remember when my husband made me a delicious Grilled Raspberry Chipotle Pork Loin? It was so tasty, and the raspberry chipotle sauce puts it over the top!
Maybe you're in the mood for chicken instead. This post had a great grilled chicken recipe. If you're in the mood for sea food there was skewered shrimp as well! It also has some great side recipes. You'll never stop hearing my mom raving about the cilantro butter corn, and as you know from Friday Faves last week, I love grilled pineapple!
Another great side is grilled asparagus! It is so easy to make! Wash your asparagus. Make a tinfoil packet by laying two strips of aluminum foil in a t shape. Spray with a little cooking spray. Place your asparagus in the center with 2 TBSP of butter and one minced clove of garlic. Fold the edges up and seal them together so you have a foil packet. Place on the grill in a spot with medium heat. Grill five minutes, flip the packet and grill another 2 minutes. You can serve the asparagus on top of your meat, or to the side!
We did a round up before of our favorite summer salads. This includes the vegan taco salad I made a while back. That taco salad can be a great option if you don't have a grill but still want something more hearty and filling.
My mom gifted us our own stuff 'em sticks for Christmas this past year and I think they'd make a fun addition to your Memorial Day Barbecue! There are lots of food options here, and I think the dessert ones would be a lot of fun. If you don't have a fire pit in your backyard then the grill is a great option!
Last year for our Memorial Day Swim Party and Barbecue I made this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie! I had a lot of fun doing the star topped crust! You know what goes great with homemade warm, fresh from the oven pie? ICE CREAM! Especially homemade ice cream. If you want a tasty homemade vegan ice cream recipe, sign up for our email! You'll get access to that recipe, and other tasty recipes to come, as well as some fun printables for your home/office/whatever space you'd like to spruce up!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!