Labor Day means the end of summer. So gather your friends to celebrate the last days of relaxation and sun. A casual backyard picnic or grill out would be the perfect laid back party for the holiday weekend. I know after all the traveling we’ve done this summer I don’t want to work too hard at a party but I do love to hang out with my friends. Here’s a Labor Day Roundup of recipes and ideas to make a laid back party for your friends.
Saveur’s Watermelon Salad with cilantro, radish sprouts, and cotija sounds refreshing and summery. Salty cheese with sweet and juicy watermelon-yum.
This Roast Cauliflower with Tahini, garlic, and sultanas from Sweet Paul sound like the perfect end of summer dish.
Weber’s recipe for Sweet and Smokey Barbecued Ribs with Tequila Sauce might take some effort to make but they sound delicious! I’m trying to perfect ribs on our grill this summer. We’ve had two rounds and need a couple more to perfect them.
How about this Pickled Corn Succotash Salad. Lindsey Love of Dolly & Oatmeal knows her in season produce. She writes about it in this post for Pure Green Magazine. I love the styling and photography too.
Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Smoky Eggplant Dip sound like a great way to use an under appreciated vegetable-eggplant. I bet guests would devour this without realizing it’s eggplant.
These Grain Free Zucchini Fritters disappear quickly as an appetizer. The abundance of late summer zucchini is makes this a perfect Labor Day dish.
While dining out we had the perfect summer dessert, a strawberries and cream float. Any ice cream float would a perfect easy end of summer dessert-like Martha Stewart’s Sarsaparilla Ice Cream Float. It’s also an easy dessert to make a dessert bar for your guests to help themselves.
For a no hassle splurge why not order lobsters from Maine? Or have a local BBQ shack cater your party. That’s almost as easy for the host as for the guests. Enjoy the party, summer’s at it’s end.