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10 Labored (or Lazy) Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

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It's almost Labor Day weekend, which means you're blasting Lose Yourself, drinking a Red Bull or five, and getting pumped up for a marathon weekend of food festivities. You've made grocery lists the length of epic poems, schlepped totes of heavy-as-rocks melons from the market, and gone out of your way to buy the right type of cookies for an icebox cake spectacular. It's all part of a larger plan to be the guest who receives the highest tally of food compliments this weekend.

But maybe you won't wake up on Labor Day until 2 pm. Maybe you'll forget to change out of your pajamas before you head over to a party at your neighbors' house. Maybe you'd rather bring something that's delicious but didn't take you all day to make.

Whether you want to hide away in your kitchen making hand pies or you'd rather throw a can of chickpeas in the food processor and call it a veggie burger, we've got the recipes for you. Laborious versus lenient: You make the call.

Mexican Chorizo and Garlic Shrimp Burgers by Mandy @ Lady and pups versus Veggie Burgers by Marian Bull

    

Wonder Fries by vvvanessa versus My Mother's Potato Salad by Kenzi Wilbur 

  

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce by Genius Recipes versus Marinara & Vodka Sauce from Hoboken Farms

  

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel by Amanda Hesser versus Expensive Tomatoes by Jestei

  

Honey Mustard From Scratch by Molly Yeh versus Small Batch Mustard from Mustard and Co.

    

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad by MollyandBrandon versus Cold Noodle Salad by Kendra Vaculin 

  

Red Wine Barbecue Sauce by Kitchen Frau versus BBQ Sauce & Rubs from Bull City Barbeque Company

  

Rhubarb Hand Pies by Yossy Arefi versus Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie by Genius Recipes

  

Black Raspberry Ice Cream by Merrill Stubbs versus One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

  
 

Mai Tai by Erik Lambardo versus Red Sangria by Kenzi Wilbur

  

What are you making for Labor Day? Share with us in the comments below!

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