Memorial Day! The unofficial start of summer, a day to celebrate our freedom, and a wonderful time to enjoy some favorite summer dishes.
In our family, we usually grill burgers, brats, and hotdogs on Memorial Day and then make some delicious and fun side dishes to really jazz up the meal. With a little planning, Memorial Day food can be very minimal work on the day-of the BBQ, which means more relaxed fun with family or friends. So today, I’ve rounded up our best make-ahead dishes so that you can have a delicious and relaxing Memorial Day, too!
Simple, tangy, and just a hint of sweet. Mix up the dressing days earlier, and just toss with the veggies right before your meal.
People love this salad because of its delicious dressing and unexpected crunch.
I love this dish because it actually tastes better on the second or third day. Serve as a salad or as a dip.
Classic, simple, delish!
This is one of our most popular recipes, and once you taste it, you’ll know why. If you love the combos of salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy, this one’s for you.
My mom’s baked bean recipe- my hands-down favorite! SO good! (Plus, anything you can thrown in a crock-pot is a winner.)
Molly’s pasta salad is absolutely divine.
Shelby’s Corn Salad makes it to most of our family gatherings because everyone LOVES it. It’s bursting with flavor.
And to finish off the meal, how about one of these fun, patriotic desserts?
We are so blessed to have freedom and safety. Our kids, husband, and I were especially reminded of the sacrifice of so many Americans during our visit to Arlington Cemetery this year. Thank you, veterans! Happy Memorial Day!