Well, we’re already here, Labor Day Weekend, the last official hurrah of summer. Oh, here in the Lowcountry of SC we’ve still got a long way to go before cooler temperatures set in, but this is still the last weekend that says watermelon and lemonade, sprinklers and popsicles, beaches or lake, picnics and barbecues. Even though I have to work all weekend, I plan on milking Sunday afternoon for all it’s worth.
Maybe I’ll pack a picnic and drag the kids to the beach (not that they would object) or maybe I’ll just put the slip’n’slide out in the yard and kill one more strip of grass (you’re welcome, neighbors).
Whatever we do, there will be food. Why? Because in my little world, food is awesome.
Hopefully these picnic / cookout ideas will get you inspired. Are you cooking out or grilling this weekend? What are you making?
Do you have big plans for this Labor Day?
Don’t forget to practice basic food safety, you don’t want to end the summer with a trip to the ER, do you? Avoid cross-contamination, keep foods out of the bacterial danger zone, and when in doubt, throw it out.
Oh and finally a random aside:
Would anyone be interested in my taking the time to throw together a cleaning playlist (the stuff I tend to blare when no one is home to make fun of me?) I can do it in a variety of ways, if you’re on Spotify, Amazon MP3s, or whatever. . . It just crossed my mind as I was looking at something late last night and you never know, sometimes those last thoughts before you drift off are good.
Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and please, if you drink, do so responsibly, I want all of you back here, bright and early on Tuesday!