The 5 Food Groups for Your Memorial Day Party [RECIPES]
Memorial Day weekend is here and there are going to be lots of parties. Variety in food and drink is always appreciated by guests. So here are the 5 food groups for your Memorial Day party with suggestions in each category.
It's always a good idea to have, at least, a couple of different beverage choices for guests. So, in addition to beer, soda, iced tea, etc., you can try incorporating these cocktails into your party menu. I'm pretty sure the "Beergaritas" would be a big hit!
Red Wine Sangria from Alton Brown
Lime Sorbet Margaritas from realsimple.com
Beergaritas from thekitchen.com
The Rocket from Allrecipes.com
Lemonade Punch from Allrecipes.com
While everyone is waiting for the grilling to be done, it's a good idea to have some snacks out for people to munch on. You can also bring these if you are attending a party.
Deviled Eggs from All Recipes
Cinnamon-Dusted Apple Chips from Rachel Ray
Pigs in a Blanket from Pillsbury
Spinach and Cheese Dip from the Cooking Channel
Sides are just as important as main dishes at a party. They help to compliment the main dish and tie the meal together.
Cold Fashioned Potato Salad from Alton Brown
Grilled Corn on the Cob from tasteofhome.com
Southern Coleslaw from Allrecipes.com
Red, White, and Blueberry Fruit Salad from Allrecipes.com
Potato Salad (red skinned potatoes) from Food Network
Here are some suggestions for fun (and yummy!) main dishes.
Ribs from Martha Stewart
Cowboy Burgers from Food.com
Pepperoncini Roast Beef Sandwich from All Recipes
Beer Brats from All Recipes
Grilled Chicken with Sweet Mustard Barbacue Sauce from Food and Wine
This is the part that I have the most fun with when preparing food for parties. I love baking desserts! Here are some cute ideas I found for your Memorial Day party.
Vanilla-Raspberry Sundae with Spoon Shaped Cookies from Martha Stewart
Classic Strawberry Shortcake from Betty Crocker
Patriotic Pie Squares from Hoosier Made
Easy Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple from Gimme Some Oven
Firecracker Cake from Betty Crocker