Thursday, May 24

Memorial Day Menu Planning

Nothing says summertime better than fresh seafood on the grill. Pictured: Greek Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Memorial Day is traditionally thought of as the start of summer, and in my opinion, there’s no better way to celebrate than by spending time outdoors. My boyfriend and I are taking a trip up to Santa Ynez Valley with our families, where we’ll be relaxing, wine tasting, and eating some truly delicious food. If you’re not traveling, it’s a great excuse to grill outdoors with friends and take advantage of all the fresh produce available at this time of year. Here are some of my favorite dishes that are perfect for a Memorial Day barbecue but equally great to make all summer long.

Take advantage of the last batch of spring produce before it's gone. Pictured: Fava Bean & Mozzarella Crostini

Grain salads are a healthy option and the perfect make-ahead dish. Pictured: Farro Vegetable Salad

End the meal with ripe berries and you'll make everyone happy. Pictured: Strawberry Crostada