Memorial Day Cookout Menu



The sun is out and your cutoffs are feeling mighty comfortable.  The pool is crystal clear and the grill is all preheated and ready for some of your marinated meat.  Last day of the lovely three-day weekend and all your favorite relatives are coming to your place for a casual backyard cookout.  Your ready with this fool proof Memorial Day menu.  It’s easy as pie (mmm, maybe apple pie).

Start with the Sides:

Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs

How to make the perfect deviled eggs….Recipe

Fresh Veggie Crudite

How to put together a perfect veggie platter.  These are a great way to take the edge off, but not get so full that you will lose your appetite for the star of the show.

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

A simple, cool and classic starter salad.


Fresh Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime and Cotija Cheese

This is how Bobby Flay does some of the best corn on the cob you’ll ever taste.


BBQ Beans


You have to cook these beans low and slow, with lots of extra bacon.  Put them together first and let them sit in the low oven all day.  You won’t be disappointed.


The Meat and the Grill

Hopefully, you started yesterday and marinated your ribs.  That is one of the secrets to fantastic grilled meats.  If you like to add chicken as well, go for it.  The more meat the better!   The marinade adds that special ” I really care about this meal” seasoning to your meal, which is what you really want.

Root Beer Ribs

Appetizing & Wonderful (A & W) ROOT BEER RibsAmazing Ribs

Just one of the best Rib recipes you’ll ever taste.

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.” Mae West

Make sure you go slow and enjoy it.  The final product will show that “Yes …I spent all day drinking beer and making these wonderful Ribs for you all to enjoy”!  That is ultimate goal when cooking on days like today.

Grilled BBQ Chicken


A simple to follow method for making some great chicken on your grill.


BBQ Sausages

After the ribs and chicken are off the grill and painted with your favorite BBQ sauce, it’s time to add the sausages to the low heat.  They won’t take more than hour to begin to plump up and leak juice juice.  You know that is the time you paint them as well and put them in a low oven with the ribs, awaiting the time “time to eat” dinner bell.

Don’t Forget The Sweet

A few hours after you have thoroughly stuffed yourself with all the delicious food, you and your guests WILL a craving for something sweet.  Take some time to be prepared for that, or maybe your wife or mother is more the baker.  Either way, make sure to have some dessert.


Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies

The brownies don’t have to be pretty,  just really tasty.  Make sure you have a gallon or so of vanilla ice cream to go along with.  If you have an ice cream churn, it’s great to make your own as well.

The Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie

The home made ice cream will go great on this apple pie as well.  It only takes a little while to prep and bake.  You can cheat and buy the pie crust already made.  Hell…you can cheat even more and buy the filling too.  Either way you do it, it’s a great way to wrap up the meal.

Hope this helps you all have a great Memorial Day cook out!





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