Memorial Day Weekend Recipe Ideas – {Five Recipe Friday}

Memorial Day Weekend Recipes Picnic Food Ideas

With this evening being the start of a long holiday weekend for Memorial Day celebrations, I thought I’d give you a Five Ingredient Friday that is really a Five Recipe Friday for your weekend cooking. The links to the original posts are included for your easy reference to the recipes. 

The first recipe is a real favourite and frequently visited page on The Saucy Southerner; it’s for Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad. This potato salad is packed with hard-cooked eggs and that is what makes a true, genuine, traditional, Southern potato salad great. I’ll be eternally thankful to my friend Jack for sharing with me the “secret” to perfect Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad…and to my friend Melissa and her husband Steve for improving it further.

Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad Eggs

Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad

Next up is a BBQ sauce that is packed with flavour. It’s Tomato and Vinegar based; it’s sweet and tangy and spicy. It’s simple to make and it keeps in the refrigerator for a long time. If you’re smoking or grilling this weekend, this recipe for BBQ Saucy – Tomato Vinegar Sweet and Spicy needs to be on your Q.

BBQ Sauce - Tomato Vinegar Sweet and Spicy Molasses Brown Sugar

BBQ Sauce – Tomato Vinegar Sweet and Spicy

The third recipe in the lineup is for burgers. These are Mediterranean-Style Burgers with onions, Feta cheese, and seasoning all through the burger. You can use the same seasoning method with any flavours you may like; it really enhances the burger to get the seasoning all through the meat, instead of just on the outside.

Mediterranean Style Burger Feta Onion Garlic Olives Cucumbers Red Onion

Mediterranean Style Burger

It just wouldn’t be a picnic without deviled eggs! This recipe for deviled eggs gives you a really wonderful twist on the old favourite; it’s such an amazing combination that will delight all the deviled egg lovers at your gathering. Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Deviled Eggs.

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Deviled Eggs

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Deviled Eggs

The fifth and final offering is a wonderful dip that you can throw out with vegetables, crackers/bread, or chips to stave off the hungry hordes while you work your grill magic. Spinach Artichoke Dip is just fabulous…and sort of healthy.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe Easy Creamy

Spinach Artichoke Dip

I hope you have just a delightful long weekend celebrating and in remembrance and thankfulness for the men and women who died while in service to our country.


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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