I want to make things a little easier for you this Memorial Day, so I went ahead and planned your menu for you. I compiled my favorite recipes that are Memorial Day festive and a great kick off to summer living.
COCKTAIL OF CHOICE:
Star Spangled Sangria- Sangria makes me smile. This is a great cocktail to kick off your party and light some fireworks. I especially love that this Sangria recipe is made with white wine instead of red.
pineapple- cut into star shapes.
4 oz vodka
2 oz triple sec
1 bottle of white wine
2 oz of simply syrup
Tortellini Kabobs- The bright red tomatoes accent your red, white and blue theme.
Garlic Mojo Hot Dogs
Muffuletta Hot Dogs
Hot Dogs with Poblanos, Pepper Jack, and Tomatillo
Hot Dogs with Dal and Red-Onion Raita
Beer-Braised Hot Dogs with Braised Sauerkraut
Grilled Hot Dogs with Mango Chutney and Red Onion Relish
Manchego Cheese and Garlic Dogs
Harissa-Onion Dogs with Preserved-Lemon Relish
Cheddar Dogs with Cider-Braised Leeks and Apples
Tricolor Pepper Relish
Pickled Baby Squash
Recipe by Carrie Sellman
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup + 1T sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
8 to 10 graham cracker sheets, finely crushed
- Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until smooth. Gently stir in cool whip until well blended.
- Fill individual glasses half way with cream cheese mixture, either using a spoon or a piping bag fitted with a large round tip for a more polished presentation. Top with 1 tsp graham cracker crumbs. Shake glass to level crumbs. Fill to the top with more of the cream cheese mixture.
- Lightly sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs and top with berries. Add a star pastry for an extra fun little touch.
- Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Serve chilled. Makes roughly 16 mini servings, depending on the size of your serving glass.