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Patriotic Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend is a big one for entertaining guests and throwing parties. This three day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and people everywhere are ready to have a good time. The weather is warming up, the beaches are filling up, and what better way to welcome summer than a few patriotic recipes on Memorial Day? We’ve set out to find the best red, white, and blue foods to help you celebrate.

Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad

If you’re trying to watch your summer bod and you want to keep it light and bright this Memorial Day weekend, try a colorful salad. This dish is refreshing in the heat and it is completely guiltless. Sweet watermelon, plump blueberries, and fragrant mint combine with rich feta cheese for a simple salad combination that is hard to resist on a summer day.

American Flag Pretzels

Patriotic holidays always bring out the cutest dessert and snack dishes, and this crafty treat is no exception. This creation turns the classic chocolate covered pretzel into an adorable piece of American art. All you need are pretzels, melted chocolate, food coloring, and some sprinkles. People will eat them right up.

Patriotic Pasta Salad

Wondering how to turn one of the main dishes into a patriotic display? This pasta salad recipe is just the trick. Pasta salad is always a kick during summer holidays and barbecues, so this red, white, and blue salad is sure to be a showstopper. To create the color scheme, the recipe calls for bowtie and star shaped pasta, mozzarella cheese, blueberries, grape tomatoes.

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Hot Dogs

This main dish might not be red, white, and blue, but it certainly feels American. Also, how can you ever go wrong with a bacon wrapped hot dog? This recipe is simple, but it adds a fun twist on old barbecued hot dog tradition. Simply slice the hotdog down the middle length-wise and stuff with shredded cheese, then wrap it in two slices of bacon and toss it into the oven for about ten minutes, and viola! You have an quick, easy party favorite.

Jello Shots

What would a patriotic summer holiday party be without a cute, booze-y shot? These jello shots combine dessert with alcohol and are always the perfect way to get the party started. You’ll need gelatin, sugar, and rum to create these fun sweets.

Cheers to the first three day weekend of summer! Eat, drink, and be merry with these recipes throughout the weekend.

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Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at lauren@sdentertainer.com.

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