Labor Day usually signals the “end of summer” for most Americans. Burgers and hot dogs on the grill, finger food as appetizers, salads that hold up well, a vat of hot chili, and some chilled beverages are amongst the usual Labor Day Menu and Recipes! Here are my suggested options for your Labor Day feast to mark the end of summer!
Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers in the United States. Observed on the first Monday of September, Labor Day may also signify the last day prior to “back to school” day for children, as well as numerous holiday weekend sales at retailers.
So what’s on my Labor Day Menu? My mom’s special Deviled Eggs are a favorite starter at any celebration.
My bright Green Pea Hummus holds up well on a party buffet. Serve it with crispy pita chips, soft pita rounds or even a nice plate of carrot and celery sticks.
For salad sides, try my Insalata Caprese to help take advantage of that tomato bounty this time of year.
Additionally, my Dill Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing is one of the most popular recipes on this site!
Here’s how to make “The Best Burger” for your feast. You can use any ground meat such as buffalo, venison, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, etc. Offer a nice plate of fresh fixin’s for the burgers along with the usual condiments.
And for the vegetarians, cook up some of my Spicy Black Bean Burgers. These burgers are a big hit at picnics.
And for the seafood lovers, my Sockeye Salmon Burgers will hit the spot.
My Simple Iced Tea Made With Sunshine will help quench the thirst of your guests. Of course, you can offer beer, wine, sodas, lemonade, and other beverages to round out the meal.
Ask your guests to bring a dessert of their choice to round out the meal.
Overall, remember to celebrate Labor Day in memory of all the laborers who have given us the right to work over the years!
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