Here we are, it’s already Labor Day weekend. For those who live outside of the US, this is traditionally considered the last hurrah of Summer. Tuesday means the start of school, the end of long, lazy days as we barrel onward toward Autumn. I thought I’d put together a resource containing all of my favorite picnic, cookout, and grill friendly recipes and tutorials.
What will you be making this weekend?
How about a couple Lemon Shake-Ups to keep your cool while tending the grill?
But what will you make?
Why not make some easy grilled buffalo wings to get started?
Or skip the appetizer and go straight to herb crusted steaks. As a bonus, there’s a tutorial on that page showing how to grill tomatoes. Yum.
Is chicken more your speed?
How about grilled pineapple chicken leg quarters?
Did you know you could grill a whole chicken? Try the spatchcock or butterfly technique. Last weekend when I was in San Antonio with Cooking With the Troops, my friend Mike Russo and I butterflied 40 chickens which were then cooked in a La Caja China roasting box. Your family can probably get by with just a chicken, we fed somewhere around 160 (Dos Cubanos also roasted two pigs in the other boxes)
How about some chipotle mayonnaise to go on those burgers?
Still need ideas?
Of course few things beat pulled pork. Since it’s still too hot to run the oven that long, at least around here. Throw this in a crockpot or roaster oven with excellent results.
What about side dishes?
Since you already have the grill going, why not grill some vegetable foil packets?
Maybe some broccoli almond salad? There’s bacon in there, too.
Pasta salad? We have two kinds:
How about a recipe for potato salad?
Maybe a simple tomato salad is more your style.
You are bringing dessert, right?
What are you making this Labor Day weekend?