Picnic Possibilities

Heather says:

If you haven’t menu planned your Memorial Day weekend already, here are some suggestions for cookouts and picnics. 

Let’s start with main dishes and then move on to sides. Shall we?

(Just click the pics to head to the recipe!)


Whether it’s chicken or pork, a good rub won’t let you down

Herb Crusted Steaks

Herb Crusted Steaks

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork with Dry Rub

Fried Chicken

What would a picnic be without cold fried chicken? It wouldn’t, that’s what.

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Broccoli Almond Salad

Broccoli Almond Salad

Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad – cut me some slack, this one is from before I knew anything about food photography 🙂

Safety Reminder:

Don’t forget to use common sense and keep food out of the bacterial danger zone, keep cold foods at or below 40F and hot foods should be held at 140F. Discard food that isn’t shelf stable that has been held between those temperatures for more than two hours. Also beware of cross contamination, if chicken was marinated, do NOT use the the same marinade to brush it just before it comes off the grill. Divide the sauce before marinating or mix up a new batch.

Cookouts and picnics are a great kickoff to summer, but please don’t forget the reason we have this long weekend. Memorial Day is a time to remember all of those who died in service to our country. Take some time to honor their memory and comfort those they  left behind.

Have a wonderful weekend!

PS Posting will resume on Tuesday.
PPS I have a neat little tidbit to share.


  1. Bill on March 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    i dont think you can beat ribs!

    nice simple ribs like here http://bbqrecipes.me/easy_bbq_ribs_recipe/

  2. tinkerschnitzel on May 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I love picnics. We might just have to go out on one this weekend.

  3. rachel on May 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!
    I *almost* added a fried chicken recipe 😉

    I love how our minds are on the same track.


    (going through my pics.. I realize how many I need to re-do)

    • HeatherSolos on May 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

      I'm definitely embarrassed by some of my older stuff. I've been trying to go back through and put in better pics, but good night that takes a lot of effort.

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