Celebrating the holiday with family, friends and plenty of food is an American tradition.
Memorial Day is the symbolic start to summer. It's a chance to get together with loved ones, fire up the grill, and remember our fallen soldiers. Treat your family and friends to feast with a little help from these amazing recipes.
1. Spicy Hot Appetizers
2. Stuffed Burgers
Hamburgers are the perfect Memorial Day menu item. Try a classic or one of these stuffed burgers.
3. Apple Bacon Coleslaw
Bacon makes everything better. You need to try this coleslaw with crispy apples and bacon!
4. Creamy Jalapeno Corn Dip
This Creamy Jalapeno Corn Dip adds a little spice to any backyard party. Make it really hot and spicy or with just a touch of heat.
5. Potato Salad
Potato Salad can be served warm or chilled. It is the perfect side dish for almost any occasion. Try it alongside hamburgers, steaks or barbecue.
6. Baked Beans
Here is another versatile side dish you can serve with just about any meat or main dish. Try baked beans if you are looking for something new this year.
7. Pasta Salad
You can make a cool pasta salad ahead of the main course and keep it in coolers or the refrigerator so you have plenty of time to entertain.
8. Summer Vegetables
9. Pitcher Drinks
It can get hot and humid in the south, so always have plenty of drinks on hand. Try the strawberry lemonade recipe or the cucumber lemonade recipe. For more Wide Open Country ideas on drinks, look for our lemonade, tea and sangria posts.