Be sure to pop by my updated Party & Cookout Foods page!
Perfect for leftovers or just for a cool presentation,
try a Barbecue Sundae using your cookout ingredients!
Southern Sweet Iced Tea
Homemade Fresh Lemonade
Frozen Watermelon Margaritas
Frozen Pina Colada
Fried Jalapeno Poppers
Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs & Little Smokies Sausages
Basic Sausage Cheese Balls
Basic Humble Deviled Egg
Crispy Southern Fried Hot Wings with Spicy Dipping Sauce
Get more Appetizer ideas right here!
Fresh Corn Salad
Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Salad with Shrimp and Italian Dressing
Creamy Pasta Salad
Fire 'n Ice Summer Salad
Spicy, Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad
Simple Summer Salad
Homemade Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Grilled Pork Spareribs or Baby Back Ribs
Fall off the Bone Oven Baked Pork Spareribs
Crockpot Barbecue Beef for Sandwiches
Extra Crispy Southern Fried Chicken
Jambalaya with Chicken, Smoked Sausage & Shrimp
Yummy Hamburger Sandwich
Country Bob's Stuffed Burger
The Easiest Pulled Pork Every, No Kidding!
Mary's Favorite Baked Beans
Creamy Southern Style Potato Salad
Cold Baked Potato Salad
Summer Squash Casserole
Easy Triple Layer Banana Cream Pie Dessert
Homemade Southern Banana Pudding
Tommie's To-Die-For Buttermilk Chocolate Sheet Cake
Homemade Southern Peach Ice Cream
Appetizers & Party Foods is a great place to start.
Desserts ideas are right here.
Note: Be sure to check out the Eating Outdoors & Handling Food Safely article at fda.gov for some great tips on outdoor food safety!
It is a common misconception that it is unsafe to eat mayonnaise based dishes at a picnic - but it's just not true! Mayonnaise is very safe, is made from pasteurized eggs that are free of the bad bacteria, and, in fact, mayonnaise contains ingredients such as lemon juice & vinegar that actually hamper bacterial growth. It generally isn't the mayonnaise that is troublesome, but the ingredients that are mixed in with the mayonnaise. Follow guidelines for keeping foods chilled, and don't keep them outside too long!
When serving chilled foods outside, always plan to bring along an oversized dish, and a large bag of ice to fill the dish. Then place your food dish or platter into it.
This will help to not only keep your dish at a cool serving temperature, but it will also help to protect it from spoilage.
Don't forget to get some food covers too!