Labor Day Celebrations

Labor Day Celebrations

Labor Day…….a day off, a time for BBQ’s, making the most of the last of the summer weather, spending hours in freeway traffic with everyone else who is trying to ‘get away’ for the long weekend, a last chance to wear white pants…..or something more??

According to Wikipedia, Labor Day is defined as:

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists following the Pullman Strike. With the decline in union membership, the holiday is generally viewed as a time for barbeques and the end of summer vacations.

 

For those of you reading this who are not Americans, or at least living in America, Monday September 2nd will pass unnoticed….so while you go about your daily lives remember us here as we ‘party’ away the day!

 

With that in mind let’s all celebrate, by BBQ-ing, wearing white pants (including you men!) and making the most of the summer weather…….while remembering and celebrating “the economic and social contributions of workers”!

 

I gathered together a selection of the ‘Best Of The Best’ of summer BBQ-ing and party recipes to inspire your celebrations this Monday!

 

Whatever you do to celebrate, have fun and stay safe!

Salads

Chicken Salad & Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

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Simple Green Salad

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Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

Cobb Salad

30 minute recipes - Cobb Salad

Side Dishes

Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn

Appetizers

Hummus

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On The Grill: Meat & Seafood

Tri-Tip Marinade

 

Herb Lemon Marinade for Chicken

Herb Lemon Marinade

Captain America’s BBQ Marinade

Captain America's BBQ Marinade

Flank Steak Marinade

Carne Asada

Shrimp Kebabs

30-Minute Recipes: Shrimp Kebabs

Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers

Desserts

5-Minute Peach Sorbet

5-Minute Peach Sorbet

Blackberry & Strawberry Crumb Bars

Blackberry Crumb Bars

 

Drinks

Captain America’s Iced Tea

Captain America's Iced Tea

What are your plans for Labor Day??

What end of summer BBQ recipes inspire you??

6 thoughts on “Labor Day Celebrations

  1. Renee Weatherford says:

    This is all so mouth-watering!! I pinned for this weekend 🙂 Love the 3 bean salad – my mom used to make it all the time when I was a kid. Yum!!

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