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Southern Memorial Day Menu Ideas

Southern Memorial Day Recipe Ideas and Menu Planning

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In this post you’ll find delicious Southern Memorial Day Menu Ideas!
 
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” ~ President Harry S. Truman
 

 
Hey Y’all! I don’t think you can say it any better than President Truman said it. We will be forever grateful to our country’s military. We have so much to be grateful for thanks to their service.
 
I come from a family who’s members have served this country for hundreds of years from the Revolutionary War, Civil War through our present day. I certainly honor their memory, service and sacrifice as well as all our military.
 
Through our memorial we also celebrate this day. Family and friends gather around with the opportunity to spend time together. Our unofficial start to Summer and in the south where there is a celebration going on, there is food. BBQ season!
 
Here are some of my favorite recipes to celebrate this day. They may be quite similar to what your family will be having or you may get an idea of something you’d like to include.
 

Memorial Day Recipes

 
Easy Country Style Ribs
Awesome barbecue ribs made the Southern way
 

You can never go wrong with barbecue for summertime gatherings. These Country Style Ribs are so easy to prepare and fall apart tender.

All American Sliders

Memorial Day Sliders

 
 
Everybody loves sliders! They’re fun and easy. This recipe combines ground beef and bison for a flavorful treat.



Hamburgers and Such

 
My basic go to burgers are grass fed beef formed into patties and seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder, and chili powder. If you’ve never tried the chili powder, it’s great!
 
Best Turkey Burgers
 
You may also prefer delicious Turkey Burgers.
 
 
Hot Dogs
 
Everybody loves hot dogs, right?!? Well we sure do in my family. Do yourself a favor and use a good quality hot dog. It makes a difference. With a hot dog in the south, we love our hot dog chili. Here’s my recipe for hot dog chili (it’s a reader favorite): Julia’s Southern Hot Dog Chili
 
 
or perhaps Beer Braised Bratwurst with homemade Sauerkraut is more your style.
 
Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs – on the grill
 
Smokey flavor, tender, and delicious. Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs
 
 
Potato Salad
 
My southern potato salad makes an appearance at every holiday. Get the recipe here: Julia’s Southern Potato Salad
 
Southern Potato Salad with Bacon - short cut version
 
You might also like my Small Batch Potato Salad Recipe.
 
Deviled Eggs
 
Deviled eggs are just another one of those must have items at my house. Get the recipe here Southern Deviled Eggs
 
 
Coleslaw
 
Cold salads on warm days are so wonderful! This one is also a hot dog topper or side dish. Making it the day ahead saves time.
 
Get the recipe here: Julia’s Simple Coleslaw
 
 
Southern Style Coleslaw
 
and add any of these to you to your holiday feast…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        Keep it Simple and Have Fun! Take a moment of Remembrance for those who gave their lives so that we may have freedom. Happy Memorial Day!
 
Didn’t see what you were looking for? Use our recipe index or the search bar at the top of the page to find the recipes you need.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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    Troy J. Silva
    November 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    good

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