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Make this Memorial Day Menu While Sipping a Beer & Wearing a Speedo

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The temperature's rising and humidity's rearing its ugly head, which mean a couple of things:

  1. Slather on some of that ol' S.P.F.
  2. It's cookout season.

Of course, you don’t need a reason to fire up that grill and slap on a steak, but since Memorial Day marks the start of summer, it's the perfect time to gather family and friends outside and cook up a few seasonal staples.

In the spirit of the holiday’s casualness—you probably have the day off, after all—ditch the recipes and stop paging through cookbooks. The time’s better spent sipping on fresh-made lemonade and slicing your way to stellar slaw.

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Conveniently, lots of our favorite summer foods are intuitive, requiring just a little planning and a bit of know-how. So, crack open a cold one and break out the Speedo (or one-piece, if that’s your style). Your Memorial Day menu just got a whole lot easier. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

Sangria

 

Lemonade

 

Salsa


 

Cheese Straws

 

Potato Salad

  

Chicken Salad

 

 

Bruschetta

  

Burgers

 

Veggie Burgers

 

Slaw

 

 

Icebox Cake

 

Ice Cream Floats

 

Ice Pops 

 

Milkshakes

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in 2015. 

Tags: Grilling, Summer, Memorial Day, Not Recipes