Labor Day is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate the end of summer, and the working man than to make a delicious spread with these yummylicious recipes! I have included a great beverage to cool you and your guests off, a side, main course and dessert! Let me know what ya’ll think! <3
Labor Day Recipes
Non-alcoholic Sangria Punch
Serves a crowd
4 bottles of red grape juice or your favorite punch
1 cup sugar
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
4 peaches, sliced
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
3 bottles of lemonade
Place all ingredients (except the lemonade) into a large pitcher and chill overnight. Add the lemonade shortly before serving. Give it another stir. Enjoy!
Summer Fun Beefy Baked Beans
½ lb ground sirloin
½ lb bacon, diced
1 onion, chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ cup ketchup
1 tbsp mustard
¼ cup favorite BBQ sauce
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp chili powder
3 cans (16oz each) Kidney Beans, Pinto and white beans. (or other favs)
Preheat oven to 350ºFahrenheit. Lightly grease a 2 1/2qt casserole dish.
Cook beef, bacon and onion in a large saucepan until cooked through. Drain fat. Combine the rest of the ingredients, except the beans, in a bowl. Mix well. Then add to the meat and stir. Mix in beans and place the mixture into the casserole dish. Cover and bake in the oven for about 1 hour.
Labor Day Chicken Skewers
Makes 4 skewers
1 (12oz) skinless and boneless chicken breast
½ yellow bell pepper, cut into big cubes
½ red bell pepper, cut into big cubes
1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp chili flakes
½ tsp ground cumin seeds
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
¼ red onion, sliced
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ tsp course salt
2 tbsp olive oil (for grilling)
Place all the marinade ingredients into a bowl and combine.
Cut the chicken breast into 16 cubes (4 for each skewer) and toss in the marinade. Marinade for at least 1 hour.
Using metal skewers or bamboo skewers, threat the chicken pieces alternatively with the pepper cubes to make four skewers. (If you use bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in cold water for at least 3 hours so they don’t burn when put on the grill).
Place the skewers on the BBQ, brush with some olive oil and grill until done.
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup seedless red or black grapes, cut in halves
1 green apple, peel removed and sliced
1 banana, sliced
2 tablespoons apricot preserves (or another favorite)
6 taco shells
1 cup vanilla yogurt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl fold together the strawberries, grapes, apples, the apricot preserves. Place the coconut on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes being sure to stir about every 3 minutes or so. Remove and allow to cool slightly. Add bananas to fruit mixture. Fill he bottom of each taco with just enough yogurt to cover the bottom. Add the fruit. Spread more yogurt over the top. Sprinkle with the toasted coconut.YUM!