10 Side Dishes That Will Wow Everyone this Memorial Day
It’s that time of year again. School is ending for summer break, the weather is getting warmer, and Memorial Day is right around the corner. All of this means picnics, barbecues, and bonfires are on everyone’s schedules. Let the fun times begin!
Then the next question is what should I bring to Aunt Sue’s annual Memorial Day picnic?
Don’t worry! We have you covered. We’ve looked high and low and found some fabulous and tasty and unique side dish recipes that will have everyone raving about your culinary genius!
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I had the fortune of eating this recently at a fundraising dinner I attended. It was so good! And you can make it the day ahead so you aren’t rushing around on the day of your event. As a matter of fact it tastes better after all the flavors have a chance to sit and marinate together.
Oh potato salad how I love thee! This recipe is just like the one my mom makes. I always ask her to make it when I am home visiting. Maybe it’s the love she puts in it when she is making it, but this simple, easy to make recipe is my favorite!
Yes, my newly 14 year old daughter shares her birthday with the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Which is kinda cool don’t you think? I’m pretty sure she will enjoy it more as she gets older (21 and older). It’s like a built-in party on your birthday!
Cinco de Mayo means the 5th of May. The holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory in 1862 over the french at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. And while it is celebrated in Mexico it isn’t a federal holiday. Actually it’s a pretty minor affair for our neighbors to the south. It is celebrated in Puebla with parades, speeches and re-enactments of the battle.
Within the United States Cinco de Mayo has taken on a much broader meaning. This is the day we get to celebrate the Mexican culture and heritage. The day is celebrated with parades, mariachi music, parties, fabulous Mexican cuisine, and of course cocktails!
Chicago has one of the larges Cinco de Mayo celebrations with events and an abundance of Mexican restaurants dishing out their yummy food.
You can have your own Cinco de Mayo celebration right in your own backyard. Mix up some margaritas, make some tacos and enjoy the evening with good friends.