Ahhhh Memorial Day. In my family, it's the holiday that officially kicks off a summer spent swimming, grilling and listening to Happy Feelings on a continuous loop. If I close my eyes right now, I can hear the sound of domino's being slapped down on somebody's card table and see my grandfather in those old man grilling sandals, y'all know the ones.
This year, Shep and I are going to keep it pretty lowkey since we had a big Cinco De Mayo party but that doesn't mean that I don't have a menu fully planned out. I've gathered some of my favorite recipes from a few bloggers, recipe developers and chefs that I just love. This is your ultimate Memorial Day menu. You don't have to make everything I've listed here, think of this as more of a smattering of options.
I hope you find it helpful.
Paloma - Brown Sugar & Bourbon
Blueberry Thyme Lemonade Spritzer - Rosalynn Daniels
Summer Peach Tea Cocktail - Spruce Eats
Watermelon Prosecco Punch - The Kitchn
Crab Deviled Eggs - Southern Kitchen
Smoked Shrimp - Immaculate Bites
Grilled Corn and Scallion Salad - Alison Roman
Marinated White Bean Salad - Jenné Claiborne/Sweet Potato Soul
Watermelon Tomato Caprese Salad - Camille Styles
Smashed Cucumber Salad with Tahini Miso Dressing - Jeri Mobley-Arias/Whisper of Yum
Rosemary Garlic Oven-Baked Ribs - Brown Sugar & Bourbon
Cherry BBQ Sauce - Alex Hill/Just Add Hot Sauce
Grilled Lemon Pepper Wings - Angela Davis/The Kitchenista
Blackened Fish Sandwiches with Horseradish Tartar Sauce - Food & Wine
Perfect Grilled Steak - Iowa Girl Eats
Lemon Salmon Skewers with Herb Oil - Sweet & Sorrel
Blackberry Cobbler - Brown Sugar & Bourbon
Grilled Mint Julep Peaches - Food52
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Grandbaby Cakes
Strawberry Lemonade Margarita Pops - Marta Flinn/Deliciously Marta