Are you ready for the holiday weekend? Got plans for a cook-out or maybe a picnic? I’ve been working on my Labor Day Menu Planning and I think I have it all worked out.
You can definitely count on one thing – our Labor Day menu will certainly have a Southern bent and many of the following recipes will be included. I’ve gathered some of the most popular southern summer recipes that have previously appeared here on Never Enough Thyme. There’s enough variety here that I”m sure you’ll find at least one or two to add to your Labor Day menu!
Let’s start with the main course, shall we? An always popular menu item here is my Slow Cooker Ribs! Followed closely by Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Both of these will be a good choice for us this year since they’re predicting heavy and numerous thunderstorms that day! If you’re not a fan of the barbecue, then how about a great grilled burger. BeeBop’s Bacon Cheeseburger is a fantastic choice.
You know you can’t have a summer cookout menu without including several salads, right? Some of my favorites are this Black Eyed Pea Salad, old-fashioned Copper Pennies, Fire and Ice Tomatoes, and my traditional Potato Salad. And if you’re a born-and-bred Southerner (or just one at heart) you know you must include a congealed salad! Polly’s Pink Stuff fits that requirement very nicely.
Now, on to the sides! What better to go with the pulled pork or barbecued ribs above than a pot of Brunswick Stew? And, of course, Baked Beans are pretty much a given. Also, if your crew doesn’t care for the mayonnaise type of potato salad, why don’t you try my Lemon-Dill Potato Salad? It’s nice and tangy and you can easily take it to a friend’s house or on a picnic without worrying about the mayonnaise! And then there’s Deviled Eggs. One of BeeBop’s all-time favorite recipes. I think he could eat a dozen of them right by himself.
No celebration would be complete without a delicious dessert, right? One of my favorites and one which I haven’t made in quite some time is good Old-Fashioned Southern Teacakes. Not exactly a cookie but not a cake either and not too sweet, they’re just perfect for a light treat after a big meal. Or maybe you could go for something cold? Like my Homemade Peach Ice Cream. But if cake is what you’re craving, choose one of these Southern specialties – Caramel Layer Cake or Chocolate Little Layer Cake. Both are delicious and very, very Southern.
So there you have it! A recap of some of the very best recipes from Never Enough Thyme for your Labor Day celebration.
Other great recipe roundups you might enjoy:
- 30 Recipes for the Grill: Sides, Entrees, and Desserts from Amanda’s Cookin’
- 4th of July Recipe Roundup from The Adventure Bite
- 35 Fun 4th of July Recipes from Six Sisters’ Stuff
- 4th of July Recipe Roundup from Eats Well With Others