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.

Tilapia Burgers with Watermelon Salsa + Avocado

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.


This crazy Feta dip

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.


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Snack Squares

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.


Crockpot Bourbon Bacon Baked Beans

Baked beans. Memorial Day. Summer. This is like a no-brainer people. And a requirement. I never said I wasn’t cliche.


Crockpot Cheddar Beer Chicken

Initially made for tacos, you can throw this in the crockpot and use it for sandwiches, plain old pulled chicken or quesadillas. BEER.


Strawberry Mango Basil Salsa

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.


BBQ Portobello Sliders

Because everything mini is cuter.


Roasted Potatoes to Change Your Life

Major flavor explosion. Seriously. And it’s easy to make lots.


Thai Chicken Wings

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.

Peanut Butter Fudge Coffee Ice Cream Cupcakes

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?

And obviously, I’m basically demanding that you consume a fresh strawberry margarita, a coconut mango mojito and a fresh mint watermelon soda float… with vodka.

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.