What To Eat On Labor Day
Need to know what to eat on Labor Day? Labor Day has been a national holiday for over a hundred years. We celebrate Labor Day by resting from our labor, don’t we? Well, if you are stuck in the grocery store line or sweating in the kitchen, you aren’t resting. So here are some ideas for what to cook on Labor Day that won’t require much labor. Since Labor Day is in the fall, you may not have nice weather for much longer; take advantage of it! Get the grill out and get cooking. Keep the menu simple and hassle free. This way, you can relax and enjoy the Labor Day holiday.
- Plan the Labor Day menu. What’s in the fridge? If you have any or all of the following, you have the main course: chicken, pork, beef, fish or tofu. They can all go on the grill. Your main dish is the backbone of your meal, so pick something that you and your guests are sure to enjoy, and remember to take dietary restrictions into account.
- If you don’t want to pick up a few sides from the market or a restaurant, try making some deviled eggs. Everyone loves deviled eggs; they are quick and easy to make and can replace potato salad as a delicious side dish. They are also a great finger food to eat while grilling.
- Didn’t make it to the farmer's market for fresh veggies? No problem! Crack open a can or two of baked beans and put them in a covered pot on the grill. Add a few squirts of mustard and a pinch of brown sugar and folks will be impressed by your culinary prowess.
- We can't forget the bread! Garlic bread is great when grilling. If you don’t have French bread, make garlic toast.
- Dessert is just as simple and labor-free as the rest of the meal; cut up a pineapple and place it on the grill. You’ll need to keep a small area clean while cooking everything else, or remove the grill you prepared the meat on and put a new one on for the fruit. If you really want to go all out, cut up slices of pound cake, lightly butter the slices and grill them as well. When they are done, top with the grilled pineapple and add a little whipped cream. Voila! Labor-less Labor Day fare!