Labor Day Menu Ideas
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Labor Day is the last Summer Holiday before days turn short and the air turns cool–A perfect time for one last BBQ with the family. Try one or all of these Labor Day Menu Ideas to help celebrate your weekend.
Labor Day Menu Ideas – Meat for your Grill
I love a grilled hamburger, but if you’re looking for something new, try one of these recipes, which are sure to please the family.
(Post modified on 8/6/22.)
Sirloin Steak Marinade is a recipe we have been enjoying for many years.
Cajun Shrimp is a great addition to any barbecue. We love shrimp at our house. This recipe is sure to please any shrimp-lovers out there.
Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs are a perfect choice for summer grilling. Very easy and quick to make for a weeknight dinner. They are tender and delicious, with a light honey sweetness and a little tang from the soy sauce.
Here is an easy and tasty recipe for serving Grilled Pork Loin Chops. Thick slices of pork seasoned with a tangy spice rub that is so delicious you’ll want to always have some on hand.
One of my favorite summer dinners is grilled Burgers with Garlic Mayo and Onions — caramelized onions, that is!
Homemade Bread for your Labor Day Menu
Surprise your family with homemade bread. If you still have plenty of squash in your garden, I encourage you to try the Braided Squash Bread. It’s really delicious.
Or if you are expecting a large crowd, try my Ranch Loaves recipe, which makes 4 delicious loaves, lightly flavored with ranch dressing.
I enjoy making this recipe for Onion Bread with Sesame Seeds when I bake a roast or serve beef. It smells delicious, and everyone loves the flavor, tender crumb, and the rustic appearance. Serve with butter, or even for sandwiches.
Side Dishes for Your Weekend
I must have a garden theme here of zucchini and squash! If your garden is still producing these vegetables, try using them up in one of these recipes.
Wondering what to do with your excess garden zucchini? This Cheesy Zucchini Casserole is a perfect answer. I like this dish so well I sometimes eat it as a meal by itself.
Cheesy Squash Bake – The squash is baked until tender with onion, green peppers, and garlic, and is then topped with a seasoned cracker crumb and melted cheese. It’s makes a delicious side dish to serve with your favorite grilled meats.
Or if you want something a little more traditional, try this Cheesy Corn and Macaroni dish. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.
A Few Salads
Here are four simple salads to add to your Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Cool and refreshing and a great way to use your garden vegetables!
Garden Cucumber Tomato Salad is perfect for a hot summer evening. It is a wonderful way to use up your fresh garden vegetables.
This Mediterranean Garden Vegetable Salad is a delicious recipe to make when you want more than a lettuce salad with your dinner, but still desire something light and refreshing. I love that it uses bunches of garden vegetables and that it is so easy to prepare.
This Cabbage Bacon Salad is a recipe I really enjoy. Crunchy, sweet, with the added saltiness of smoked bacon. Yum!
Or maybe you’ve spent time this summer canning beets or apples and want to share some of your hard work! My grandma had apple trees in her yard and always made applesauce from her autumn harvest. Cinnamon Applesauce. Sweet, tart, chunky applesauce. So yummy and delicious!
Years ago, I ran across this recipe for a simple, easy way to prepare Easy Pickled Beets. And you won’t have to plant or harvest a bunch of beets in the garden.
Labor Day Desserts
Any dessert with peaches or apples will be sure to please your Labor Day crowd. Top it off with scoops of homemade ice cream or your favorite store bought brand. (We like Blue Bunny for its smooth and creamy quality.)
Here’s my Mom’s Peach Pie recipe. My husband and daughters love it!
This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie has been in our family for at least four generations and has won two grand champion ribbons at our county fair.
I have been baking Traditional Apple Crisp for years. It is an old family recipe I hope you’ll enjoy. Juicy, sweet apples with an crispy oat crumb. This dessert is especially good with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream!
Pies and Cobblers are always a big hit with my husband and at our family gatherings or church potlucks. This Fresh Peach Cobbler recipe is especially easy to make.
I hope these recipes will give you a few ideas for your Labor Day Weekend. See more Entertaining Ideas Here.