by Kate Heyhoe
I always associate Memorial Day, more so than Labor Day, as a festivity ripe for handheld and portable food: sandwiches, picnic fare, burgers and grilled thingies. The spring-like weather rejuvenates, encouraging romping outdoors and simple food plans. Labor Day brings an end to summer, but it's usually hotter, with more substantial grilling feasts and a sense of finality: lazy days are gone, tomorrow it's back to school and crockpots.
So here's a collection of what I consider fine Memorial Day fare. Nothing too elaborate or contrived. Just tasty, satisfying, simple dishes to enjoy while you dream of summer days ahead.
Real Onion Dip
Bolognese Turkey Burgers
with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Green Olives
Grilled Portobello and Spinach Burgers
The FTBBLT: The Full-Tilt Boogie BLT
Potato Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes
with Watermelon, Feta, and Red Onion
Black Thai Burgers with Gingered Shiitakes
Nonya-Style Grilled Chicken or Pork Satay
Soba Noodles with Grilled Vegetables
and Sesame-Ginger Dressing
Grilled Figs and Goat Cheese
Drizzled with Honey
Green Tea Ice Cream
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