Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Labor Day Recipes


Labor Day Recipes


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!







Salads



Fresh Corn Salad


Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Salad with Shrimp and Italian Dressing


Creamy Pasta Salad


Coleslaw


Fire 'n Ice Summer Salad


Spicy, Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad


Simple Summer Salad





Sauces


Homemade Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce






Main Dish


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


Onion Burger


Country Bob's Stuffed Burger


The Easiest Pulled Pork Every, No Kidding!



Side Dish


Mary's Favorite Baked Beans


Creamy Southern Style Potato Salad


Cold Baked Potato Salad


Summer Squash Casserole


Squash Fries






Desserts


Easy Triple Layer Banana Cream Pie Dessert


Strawberry Pie


Homemade Southern Banana Pudding

Mary's Gooey Brownies


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!


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