Labor Day Weekend Special

misty_morning_pleasant_lake_04Labor Day Weekend and the local veggies are divine! Make sure you build plenty of green, yellow and red … not to mention purple and orange … into your weekend cookouts. Get out the grill and go fancy or plain with a great steak or burger, delicious fish or wonderful fowl. That’s fowl not foul.

It’s starting to get chilly here in New Hampshire, so don’t forget your sweater. A pair of jeans is probably a better option than that cute, little sundress. If you haven’t had a chance to use the fire pit, well, this is the weekend. The moon will be nothing more than a sliver, all the better to see the stars.

Here are some suggestions to mix, match and enjoy a delicious end of summer cookout:

Start with a great dip, maybe two …

Fresh Tomato Crostini
or
Baba Ganoush
or
Grilled Caponata
or
Roasted Beet & White Bean Hummus

Enjoy a great salad …

Summer Salad with Green Beans, Blueberries & Goat Cheese<
or
Heirloom Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction
or
Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

And for the main course …

Grilled Filets Mignons with Salsa Verde
or
Grilled Lamb
or
Maple-Bourbon Pork Ribs
or
Grilled Swordfish with Olive & Caper SalsaChimichurri or Tequila-Lime Butter
or
Tandoori Chicken

Now, what about sides? …

Fresh Corn with Sriracha Aioli
or
Grilled Balsamic Vegetables
or
Crunchy Quinoa Salad
or
Grilled Potato Salad

Last but not least – a sweet little sompin’ sompin’ …

Blueberry Grunt
or
\Flourless Chocolate Cake
or
Fresh Berries with Creamy Lime Custard

Have a wonderful long weekend and bon appétit!

How will you celebrate the holiday weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!

© Susan W. Nye, 2016

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