Easy, breezy get-togethers are a hallmark of summer. From last-minute picnics in parks to potluck parties poolside (or just in the backyard), we want dishes that feed a crowd without excessive planning. After all, summer brings a bounty of ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables that basically just ask you to slice them up and set them out.
Summer technically begins June 21, but Memorial Day’s our first long weekend in warm, sunny weather. And you can bet we’re throwing some sort of gathering outdoors. If you’re on the fence, these 19 simple, party-ready recipes will have you inviting a few friends over, too.
Nibbles before the main event
Everyone's Going to Want Seconds
And just In case you feel like frying
Save room for dessert
And don't forget to stay hydrated
Summer Goal: Grill Master
What are you making for Memorial Day? Firing up the grill? Hosting a potluck? Share all your ideas in the comments below!