Memorial Day Weekend Menu

Planning to celebrate the unofficial start of summer this weekend by having some friends over for a grill fest? Here are some ideas for what serve this weekend. Let us know what you plan to make and upload pictures of your feast to our flickr pool.

Also, as an astute commenter pointed out, let's remember the reason why we're blessed with a three-day weekend this Memorial Day. Maybe hang a flag, or offer a moment of silence for the men and women of the armed forces who have served the United States and its allies.

Now get grilling!

To start things off:

Boiled peanuts with a kick

Creamy garlic and jalapeƱo hummus

Best Basic Guacamole recipe

Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa recipe

On the grill:

Our best basic burger

Get a little exotic with our Duck Burger Recipe

A vegetarian bean burger

Perfect Grilled Skirt Steak

On the side:

Best Basic Potato Salad

6 Easy Summer Side Dishes that Slay

A vegan spicy peanut noodle side

Farro with Kalamata Olives

Best Basic Caesar Salad

Perfect Tabbouleh recipe

To drink:

Easy spiked punch

Pallini Peachello Bourbon Tea

Spicy Sangria