For us, Memorial Day in all of its historical importance always signifies the official kick-off of summer.  The kids are out of school, the pools, beaches and lakes beckon, and the temps are warming up. It’s the perfect time to get together with family and friends and gather around the grill.  That’s right.  Memorial Day usually boast summer’s first big bash- patriotic gatherings where the firing up of the grill takes center stage and families and friends show up laden with salads, beans, and desserts.  To help you get ready for this summer’s first hoorah, I’ve gathered up ASD’s top 5 cookout recipes just for you.  So whether you are the grill master or the dessert queen, you needn’t look any further to make sure this Memorial Day is your most delicious yet!

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Grilled beef and ground sausage burger with grilled pineapple slice and avocado spread. The perfect cookout recipe for this weekend.Grilled Pineapple Burgers with Avocado Spread

 

Hot dogs with pineapple relish on a red and white checked picnic paper with pineapple and peppers in the background. This Memorial Day favorite is the perfect cookout recipe.Hawaiian Dogs with Pineapple Relish

 

Fluffly, yellow potato salad loaded with red onions, sweet pickles, and eggs. The perfect side dish cookout recipe for Memorial Day or any weekend this summer.Southern Potato Salad: The Perfect Side Dish

 

A layered strawberry jello salad on a white plate with a strawberry and sliced bananas. A turquoise napkin adds some color along with a Mason jar of strawberries in the background. A great side dish cookout recipe for backyard parties and picnics.Strawberry Jello Salad: A Southern Tradition

 

Fresh watermelon, lime, and a little bit of fizzy make this summer sipper a great cookout recipe. Watermelon sparklers garnished with watermelon wedges, mint leaves, and blue and white straws.Watermelon Sparklers: A Summery Sipper

Festive Goods You Might Need To Celebrate Memorial Day

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5 trending recipes for Memorial Day and Summer Cookouts. Grilling | Hamburgers | Hot Dogs | Pineapple | Jello Salad | Potato Salad

Want more ASD picnic favorites?  Check out these!

Homestyle Deviled Eggs

Pecan Stuffed Grilled Peaches

Easy Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

Enjoy this and other great recipes on Meal Plan Monday!