Summer technically doesn’t start for about another month, but it’s here to stay as far as most people are concerned.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, and signals the beginning of pool season, the promise of a vacation from school and cookout season.
Whether you’re in charge of dusting off the grill and throwing down this year, or the only thing you’re concerned about is how many burgers you plan to eat on Monday, we’ve got you covered.
- Some things, you just don’t mess with. And that’s OK. We asked Flavor 574 and Elkhart Truth readers what their favorite dishes were for cookouts. We got an overwhelming response of ribs, potato or pasta salad and, of course, Indiana sweet corn (on the cob, of course — is there any other way?) and gathered a list of classic, crowd-pleasing recipes.
- Let’s face it: cooking for a crowd is a lot of fun but can be a lot of money. It’s okay to ask your guests to bring something to pass around, but these recipes are easy to make and will stretch a long way for your dollar. Plus, we’re betting your guests won’t even know you’re cooking on a shoestring.
- Folks with special diet needs can have a bit of a trickier time getting through the line at a cookout. We’ve got some tips for those who are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
- Take whatever old misconceptions you have about grilling and toss it into the wind. We’ve got 10 great tips for when you fire up the coals to make the most of your grilling experience, much to your guests’ delight!
- Get creative this year with vegetarian-friendly takes on old classics, or even vegan recipes to try this year.
From all of us here at Flavor 574, have a happy, safe and delicious Memorial Day weekend! Be sure to let us know what you’re cooking and send us your photos and recipes!
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