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.

 

Labor Day Menu Ideas – Meat for your Grill

If you’re tired of grilled burgers and looking for something new, try one of these recipes, which are sure to please the family.

 

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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Recipe for Cajun Shrimp

 

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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Recipe for Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

 

 

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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Recipe for Ranch Loaves

 

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 a  Zucchini Casserole, or Cheesy Squash Bake.

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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Recipe for Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

 

Cheesy Squash Bake
Here's a recipe to use when you have a lot of squash in your garden. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Cheesy Squash Bake

 

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

 

Granny’s Macaroni Salad, or Mixed Vegetable Salad – Here are three simple salads to add to your Labor Day Weekend Celebration. The Garden Cucumber Tomato Salad, is especially refreshing.

 

Granny's Macaroni Salad
This macaroni salad is perfect for summer picnics, potluck dinners, or family gatherings of any sort.
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Recipe for Granny's Macaroni Salad

 

Mixed Vegetable Salad
Here's a variation on 3-Bean Salad. Enjoy!
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Mixed Vegetable Salad

 

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

 

Cinnamon Applesauce or Easy Pickled Beets – Here are two favorite sides to share with your family if you’ve spent any time this summer canning beets or apples.

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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Cinnamon Applesauce

 

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

Mom’s Peach Pie, Traditional Apple Crisp, or Homemade Apple Pie – 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.)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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