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10 Last Minute Memorial Day Recipes

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These 10 last minute Memorial Day recipes will help you finally figure out what you’re making this weekend! I have you covered from main course to dessert.

10 Last Minute Memorial Day Recipes by Nutmeg Nanny

It’s finally summer! Well, it’s almost the kickoff to summer – Memorial Day!  I’m hoping this means that Mother Nature will get her act together and start giving me some sun. My plan for the weekend is to totally suck upthe vitamin D and maybe get a tan.

In reality I will probably just eat too many hot dogs and drink too many drinks.

What can I say. I’m classy.

So anyway, I put together this fancy little round up to help give you a few Memorial Day ideas. If you’re anything like me you’re still attempting to figure out what to bring to all the BBQ’s you are attending this weekend. If this weeks recipes (peanut butter and jelly chicken wings, strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad and buttermilk Southwestern chicken wings) didn’t inspire you (which I totally hope they did!) you might just find a few new favorites in this post!

Have a great weekend friends!

Last Minute Memorial Day Main Course Recipes by Nutmeg Nanny

Hello main course! Memorial day is not set if I do not have a grilled hot dog. I know that sounds totally lame but I need my grilled dogs. It’s my mental kick off to summer. Normally I just smother them in yellow (not brown!) mustard but sometimes I get fancy and add on salsa, coleslaw and even homemade chili. Oh and if you’re really looking it impress you could always make a grilled pork tenderloin. So good!

P.S. Don’t forget the potato salad. It’s a BBQ must!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Avocado Salsa

Andouille Chili Dogs

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

30 Second Peach Jalapeño Salsa Hot Dog

Slaw Topped Hot Dogs with Crispy Corned Beef


Last Minute Memorial Day Drink Recipes by Nutmeg Nanny

You did not think I would put together a holiday round-up and think I would forget cocktails!  You know me, right?

Applejack Raspberry Lemonade

Peach Mint Bourbon Sweet Tea

Last Minute Memorial Day Dessert Recipes by Nutmeg Nanny

Lastly we have dessert. How can any party happen and not have dessert. Each of these dishes are super easy to throw together and will have your guests comings back for seconds. Trust me, you need to make at least one of these recipes!

Red, White and Blueberry Sour Cream Tart

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Sweet Grape Salad


Monday 26th of May 2014

We are doing nothing for Mem Day, but I must remember to make that pie for the 4th of July!

Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

Saturday 24th of May 2014

These all look absolutely amazing....thanks for putting together my holiday menu!!! :-)

Sarah Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Friday 23rd of May 2014

It's hard to believe it's Memorial Day already!! Great round up ... Can I have both the drinks? Like right now?

Lauren Kelly Nutrition

Friday 23rd of May 2014

These all look amazing! Pinned :)

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

Friday 23rd of May 2014

Perfect timing! I still needed a dessert for my Memorial Day menu and those cheesecake stuffed strawberries are calling my name!