Considered the last day of the camping season, Labor Day is a great day to say good-bye to summer and celebrate one last hurrah with your family and friends. Sure, it’s a bummer to let go of all the fun you’ve had this summer (hopefully you got to take a ton of vacations in your RV), but embracing it as an opportunity to enjoy the end of the season and try a few new recipes before you close up shop for the colder weather.
This traditional cold soup is the perfect solution to cooling down in the hot weather. It brings bold flavors from tomatoes, garlic, and bell peppers and is healthy and lightweight. You can use it as a light lunch or pair it with sandwich for something more filling. Check out this highly rated recipe from the Food Network’s Ina Garten.
Who says Labor Day has to involves hot dogs or burgers? Grilling pizza not only gives you an alternate use for your grill, but also provides a delicious twist on an American favorite. By popping your pizza on the grill you can obtain that coveted, smokey flavor, without a ton of work. As a bonus it also keeps your RV cool because you don’t have to turn on the oven. Check out these three grilled pizza recipes.
Watermelon and parsley pops are a unique take on a summertime favorite. These Pops are refreshingly sweet, yet have a very clean, herby taste that follows because of the parsley in them. With only three ingredients and minimal prep, you’ll love sharing these easy to make treats with family and friends. Check out the recipe here.
Fried chicken is a great choice for Labor Day because it can be made in advance and eaten cold or hot. Sure, it isn’t the healthiest, but a few times a year a treat like this is OK. Check out this great recipe from Alton Brown and be sure to read the reviews for helpful tips. To name a few: marinate for a day and a half for extra flavor; dip twice for extra crust!
With corn readily available (just visit your local farmers’ market or grocery store and you’ll see), this is a great time of year to enjoy corn dip. It involves fresh corn (obviously, although you may use canned), rich cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a slew of other rich ingredients to deliver a straight from the farm taste you and your guests will love.
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