2015 Labor Day Menu Ideas

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2105 Labor Day Menu Ideas. It’s September all ready, summer is almost over, and Labor Day Weekend is already upon us! Hopefully, you’ve had a fantastic summer so far. It’s sure gone past pretty quickly at our house.

Whether you are having a cookout, picnic, or going to a potluck dinner, please take a look at my 2015 Labor Day Menu Ideas for a spectacular Labor Day meal. Celebrate the “end of summer” with friends and family and some delicious food and drink.

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From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

2015 Labor Day Menu Ideas

Chive Deviled Eggs are a popular appetizer or or accompaniment to a holiday meal.

Deviled Eggs with Chive Spiked Filling (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Deviled Eggs with Chive Spiked Filling (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Serve my Garlicky White Bean Dip with assorted veggies on a platter.

Top the Garlicky White Bean Dip with some freshly grated lemon zest and a drizzle of truffle oil (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Top the Garlicky White Bean Dip with some freshly grated lemon zest and a drizzle of truffle oil (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My Hot and Spicy Black Bean Dip served with tortilla chips is sure to please your guests.

Cheesy hot and spicy black bean dip with tortilla chips!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Cheesy hot and spicy black bean dip with tortilla chips! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My chilled Marinated Chicken Tomato Orzo Salad travels well for picnics and potluck lunches or dinners. Serve on its own or on a bed of greens.

Marinated Chicken, Tomato, Mini Mozzarella Balls, and Orzo in a tasty chilled salad. Topped with Toasted Pine Nuts and Crispy Croutons (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Marinated Chicken, Tomato, Mini Mozzarella Balls, and Orzo in a tasty chilled salad. Topped with Toasted Pine Nuts and Crispy Croutons (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Healthy and pretty, my Colorful Chopped Salad with Garden Vegetables is eye candy in itself.

Colorful Chopped Salad with kale, tomatoes, roasted corn, carrots, celery, herbs, and more (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Colorful Chopped Salad with kale, tomatoes, roasted corn, carrots, celery, herbs, and more (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My Tomato Basil Soup is delicious served hot or chilled. Serve in sippable cups. Sprinkle on some chopped basil from the garden prior to serving.

Sippable Tomato Basil Soup for a Party!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Sippable Tomato Basil Soup for a Party! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

The Food Lover’s Mac and Cheese with bits of Niman Ranch ham is definitely a reason to throw a party!

Just the inside of the Mac and Cheese! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Just the inside of the Mac and Cheese! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Serve a main course BLT Chicken Salad with Herby Buttermilk Dressing.

Chicken BLT Salad -- Hearty enough for a main course! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Chicken BLT Salad — Hearty enough for a main course! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

The Food Lover’s Crazy Bacon-Topped Meatloaf can be served by itself or on a toasted roll with fixin’s for a tasty sandwich.

My Crazy Bacon-Topped Meatloaf is a wild and crazy dish!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
My Crazy Bacon-Topped Meatloaf is a wild and crazy dish! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Honey Mustard Chicken with Broccoli and Penne Pasta can be served cold or hot! Travels nicely as well.

Honey Mustard Chicken finished with Shredded Parmesan (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Honey Mustard Chicken finished with Shredded Parmesan (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Offer my Award-Winning Black Bean Chili with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, diced red onion, and sliced jalapenos.

The Food Lover's Award-Winning Black Bean Chili (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Food Lover’s Award-Winning Black Bean Chili (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

These Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce make a delicious portable baked casserole dish.

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce baking in the oven (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce baking in the oven (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

For a different option, try my Grilled Lamb Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Sauce served in a pita for easy eating at a party.

Grilled Lamb Meatballs served in a pita with cucumbers and Greek yogurt sauce (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Grilled Lamb Meatballs served in a pita with cucumbers and Greek yogurt sauce (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My Italian Burgers with Provolone and Roasted Tomato Sauce are a tasty take-off of a regular burger. Try them with some sauteed spinach and mushrooms on top of the provolone cheese!

Italian Burger with Provolone and Roasted Tomato Sauce ready to serve! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Italian Burger with Provolone and Roasted Tomato Sauce ready to serve! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Green and gorgeous, my Broccoli, Ham and Smoked Gouda Quiche can be served hot or cold.

Broccoli, Ham, and Smoked Gouda Quiche hot from the oven  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Broccoli, Ham, and Smoked Gouda Quiche hot from the oven (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My easy Rustic Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Pizza showcases those plentiful tomatoes from the garden.

Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Pizza Fresh From the Oven (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Pizza Fresh From the Oven (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

An easy handheld party treat is my Hearty Meatball Sandwich. Best served hot, these meatball sandwiches can also be served cold. Try on slider buns!

Gooey Cheesy Meatball Sandwich! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Gooey Cheesy Meatball Sandwich! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Wraps are simple for picnics. My Smoky Chicken Wrap with Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Aioli is a great choice.

Smoked Chicken Wrap with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Roasted Red Peppers, and Arugula (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Smoked Chicken Wrap with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Roasted Red Peppers, and Arugula (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Delaware House Ham and Cheese Sandwich is one of my all time favorite sandwiches! Fill a platter for your guests and see how quickly these sandwiches disappear.

The Delaware House Sandwich: Brown Sugar Maple Ham, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Red Onion, Arugula, Mayo, Italian Herb Seasoning, and a splash of Paul Newman's Balsamic Vinaigrette (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Delaware House Sandwich: Brown Sugar Maple Ham, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Red Onion, Arugula, Mayo, Italian Herb Seasoning, and a splash of Paul Newman’s Balsamic Vinaigrette (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? My Easy Mashed Potatoes are simple to make.

Whisk your potatoes for extra fluffiness (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Whisk your potatoes for extra fluffiness (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My favorite Honey Mustard Baked Beans are a staple on my picnic and barbecue menus year-round!

Honey Mustard Baked Beans fresh from the oven! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Honey Mustard Baked Beans fresh from the oven! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Offer my Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing alongside hot dogs, grilled chicken, or BBQ ribs.

Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing accompanies Smoked Pork SpareRibs.  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing accompanies Smoked Pork SpareRibs. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Assemble my Nutella Napoleons just before serving for best results!

Super simple Nutella Napoleon dessert!  Baked puff pastry and Nutella topped with toasted sliced Almonds, powdered sugar, and garnished with mini-Chocolate Chips!   (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Super simple Nutella Napoleon dessert! Baked puff pastry and Nutella topped with toasted sliced Almonds, powdered sugar, and garnished with mini-Chocolate Chips! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Serve my Patriotic Berry Parfait in tall glasses for the prettiest effect.

Patriotic Berry Parfait with strawberries, blueberries, sweetened whipped cream, and crushed graham crackers (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Patriotic Berry Parfait with strawberries, blueberries, sweetened whipped cream, and crushed graham crackers (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My Very Berry Crumble is best served warm. Top with some ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Very Berry Crumble -- Ready for a Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Very Berry Crumble — Ready for a Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

For a drinkable dessert, try my Chocolate Almond Martini. Please drink responsibly.

Chocolate Almond Martini (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Chocolate Almond Martini (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Make my Simple Iced Tea up to two days ahead of your party.

It's easy to make sun-brewed iced tea!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
It’s easy to make sun-brewed iced tea! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Whatever you do and wherever you spend your Labor Day Weekend, please remember to have a great time and eat some delicious food. Hope you’ve enjoyed my 2015 Labor Day Menu Ideas!

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