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My Family’s Favorite Memorial Day Potluck Menu

Submitted by on May 24, 2012 – 10:05 amNo Comment

Memorail Day barbecue

My Family’s Favorite Memorial Day Potluck Menu

by Minette Riordan

I love Memorial Day and for many years we hosted a pool party and barbecue at our home. The pool is just getting warm enough, it’s not too terribly hot out yet and everyone is ready for the beginning of summer!

It’s fun to do a potluck menu. We always do the barbecue and ask everyone to bring one of the other dishes to share.

My family loves hamburgers. I usually try to dress them up a bit, adding onion, garlic, cheese and spices to the meat. I always offer a vegetarian version, too, as we have many vegetarian friends.

To make the party successful, I usually assign who needs to bring what, so we don’t end up with all desserts and no salad! I know what most of my friends like to cook and eat, and try to allow everyone the chance to shine!

I have linked each item on the menu to a sample recipe but the options are endless.


Corn Chips and Guacamole

Veggies and Ranch Dip


Margaritas on the Rocks


Juice or Lemonade for the Kids


German Potato Salad

Tossed Green Salad


Beef Burgers

Black Bean Burgers


Popsicles or Ice Cream

American Flag Cheesecake

Watermelon or Fresh Fruit Kabobs


What’s your favorite recipe or potluck idea for Memorial Day?



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