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!


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

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


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 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!