Oh mahhhhhh gosh.
It’s totally summer and I’m unreasonably jazzed. I even washed some old-school Arden B white crops from 2007 last week in preparation for the season. Which are definitely still lying at the edge of my bed in a wrinkled heap, but it’s the thought that counts. Two things I will never do: be an ironing fairy and wash my baseboards. I’m a complete disappointment to my previous generations.
Sooo here are my current top 10 recipes I would suggest for this Memorial Day weekend. Now if you ask me tomorrow I’m sure my mind will absolutely change, but I’m your fickle stereotypical girl and that is the deal today. You’re probably going to a party (and you should never go empty handed!) since you’re waaay cooler than me, so let’s get this partay started.
Yeah, I know – not traditional whatsoever. I would never kick your typical hamburger and hotdog out of bed, and I’m seriously looking forward to ingesting a charred-to-a-crisp hotdog this weekend on a toasted bun, but these are an insanely tasty addition or alternative. I can’t stop making them.
So simple. So easy. If you think you don’t like the ingredients, or you think you won’t like this, you are probably wrong. For some reason this is so mind-blowing. I don’t understand it but I don’t hate it.
I highly suggest making a double or triple batch of these bars to have around as a grab-and-go snack this weekend. Plus, they are healthy and have chocolate. Win.
Baked beans. Memorial Day. Summer. This is like a no-brainer people. And a requirement. I never said I wasn’t cliche.
Initially made for tacos, you can throw this in the crockpot and use it for sandwiches, plain old pulled chicken or quesadillas. BEER.
Another old favorite of mine, this salsa is perfect because strawberries and mangos are currently so juicy and sweet. If the basil freaks you out, try it with cilantro, parsley or even mint. But it’s definitely a keeper.
Because everything mini is cuter.
Major flavor explosion. Seriously. And it’s easy to make lots.
You may not want to turn on the oven, but you can bring the sauce to a boil, grill your chicken wings, and then cover them in sauce. The flavor is spot on for us.
Ugh. I know… I just shared them, but they are SO GOOD. And they have ice cream! They scream summer. You can make them immediately (like uh, now), keep them in the freezer and eat them ALL weekend. Sounds like a plan?
Have a great long weekend! And if you’re not celebrating Memorial Day, have a bodacious regular weekend. I’ll probably be back to exploit my boring life on Crumbs at some point.