Labor Day Cookout

Labor Day Cookout

Many people travel for the three day extended weekend of Labor Day. You may be meeting family and/or friends and camping out or staying at a lodge. A fun thing to do is to have your friends/family bring their own meat. Make sure all of you agree on the same meet. Each person can be responsible for grilling their own meat.

Have each person bring a dish to pass. Before you know it, you have one large meal planned. You can decide what dish you want to pass. Surely you want to bring something that is tasty and easy to prepare. Most people like potato salad. You will have the prize winning potato salad as the recipe below is extra creamy. This recipe is for six servings. Adjust recipe to amount of people attending the Labor Day Cookout.

Creamy Potato Salad

What you will need:

3 medium sized potatoes

A� cup of celery, sliced

1/3 cup of green onions, sliced

2 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish

1 teaspoon celery seeds

A� teaspoon of salt

2/3 cup of mayonnaise

2 eggs, hard boiled, chopped

To prepare recipe:

Scrub all three potatoes well. You may choose to peel your potatoes or leave them with the skin on. Slice potatoes. Bring potatoes to a boil, turn temperature down, simmer for 30 minutes covered. Drain and cool the potatoes.

Grab a large bowl and add the potatoes and everything else except the mayo and eggs. Mix gently. Add the mayo and gently mix. Fold in the eggs gently. Cover your Creamy Potato Salad for at least 2 hours or as long as 24 hours.

Make sure everyone has something different to bring so you are not stuck eating only potato salad. Someone could bring a fresh salad mixture, dessert, white cheddar biscuits, etc.

If you want to bring a dessert you can impress your friends and family with Smooth Velvet Chocolaty Ice Cream. Of course, make sure you will have a freezer where you are spending Labor Day weekend.

Smooth Velvet Chocolaty Ice Cream

What you will need:

4 cups of whipping cream

1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

1-16 ounce chocolate flavored syrup

2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, almonds or cashews

To prepare recipe:

Take a large bowl and combine the whipping cream, condensed milk and chocolate syrup. Use an electric mixer and beat on medium speed to high speed. Keep beating the mixture until soft peaks form. Gently fold in the chopped nuts. Now place the mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Freeze for at least 8 hours so that the mixture is nice and firm.

Scoop out ice cream into individual dishes. You may top with whip cream, sprinkles including Jimmies and a cherry. This recipe makes 16 servings.

Have a great time with your friends and/or family. Take time out to do some hiking, fishing, rock climbing, boating or whatever fun adventures are in your area. This will be a memorable day for all of you.