Labor Day Menu Ideas

Labor Day Menu Ideas

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Labor Day--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 recipes to help celebrate your weekend. Click to Tweet

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.

Grilled Burgers - Summer Barbecue Ideas

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.

Sirloin Steak Marinade
Here's a recipe we love on steaks. Enjoy!
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Country Chuckwagon Dinner Ideas - Sirloin Steak Marinade

 

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.

Cajun Shrimp
Here's a fun recipe for any shrimp-lovers out there. A great addition to any barbecue.
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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.

Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
Here's a recipe perfect for summer grilling that is easy to make and quite delicious.
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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.

Grilled Pork Loin Chops
Here is an easy and tasty recipe for serving pork loin chops. Thanks to the girls at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hepler, Kansas for letting me in on the two secrets to this delicious dish!
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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.

Braided Squash Bread
Here's a recipe I enjoy making in the summer when the squash harvest is taking over the garden. Yum!
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recipe for braided squash bread

 

Or if you are expecting a large crowd, try my Ranch Loaves recipe, which makes 4 delicious loaves, lightly flavored with ranch dressing.

Ranch Loaves
This recipe is one of our favorite breads. It won a purple ribbon at the county fair.
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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.

Onion Bread with Sesame Seeds
This is a recipe I enjoy making when I bake a roast or serve beef. It smells delicious and makes a tender loaf of bread your family will love.
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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 Zucchini Casserole
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. The cheesy stuffing goes well with roasted dinners and also barbecues or picnics. It’s loaded with flavor, and even people who normally wouldn’t eat zucchini have been known to enjoy it.
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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.

Cheesy Squash Bake
Here's a recipe to use when you have a lot of squash in your garden. Enjoy!
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Or if you want something a little more traditional, try this Cheesy Corn and Macaroni dish. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.

Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole
Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole is a favorite recipe on my husband's side of our family. It’s quite nice for church dinners or family gatherings and is a perfect choice for your next picnic, barbecue, or even holiday dinner.
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recipe for cheesy corn and macaroni, fourth of july menu ideas

 

 

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.

Garden Cucumber Tomato Salad
Here's a recipe perfect for a hot summer evening. Serve with a BLT sandwich or even Quiche. Enjoy!
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Cucumber Tomato Salad

 

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.

Mediterranean Garden Vegetable Salad
This 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.
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Recipe for Mediterranean Garden Vegetable Salad

 

This Cabbage Bacon Salad is a recipe I really enjoy. Crunchy, sweet, with the added saltiness of smoked bacon. Yum!

Cabbage Bacon Salad
Here's a recipe I really enjoy. Crunchy, sweet, with the added saltiness of smoked bacon. Yum!
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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!

Cinnamon Applesauce
Need a way to use fresh from the tree apples? Here's an easy recipe your family will enjoy.
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Recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce - Favorite Apple Recipes

 

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.

Easy Pickled Beets
For anyone who likes homemade pickled beets but doesn't want to harvest them from the garden, here is the recipe for you.
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Easy Pickled Beets Recipe

 

 

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!

Mom's Peach Pie
Here's my mom's recipe for Homemade Peach Pie. Enjoy!
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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.

Homemade Apple Pie
Here is a favorite recipe for homemade apple pie:
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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!

Traditional Apple Crisp
Here is an old family recipe I hope you'll enjoy. Serve with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
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Recipe for Traditional Apple Crisp

 

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.

 

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