Holiday meals send me scurrying to my cookbooks, favorite websites, and consultations with my valued "kitchen cabinet" for menu combinations and recipes. Memorial Day is traditionally the start of the American summer eating season. Whether it's a picnic, a barbecue, or a pot luck, many folks celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends, eating communally and enjoying each other's company.
I've brainstormed through my list of picnic/barbecue recipes and tips to gather a few for you. If you are planning a get together, or bringing a dish to a pot luck this weekend, I hope these will spark your creative juices (pardon the pun.)
These dips, chips and spreads are easy and you can prepare them a day or two ahead of time. You can even freeze the hummus or the goat cheese spread and defrost them on Memorial Day morning.
- Roasted red pepper hummus
- Homemade pita chips
- Goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes, basil and olive oil