Top 5 Memorial Day #SheSpeaksEats: We've got you covered

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 05.21.20
Top 5 Memorial Day #SheSpeaksEats: We've got you covered
Memorial Day is here, which means it's time to fire up the grill and mix the lemonade. We are ready for the unofficial start to summer!

This year, we're making the most of our long weekend. Check out the top five summer recipes we can't wait to try. Plus, enter to win a $50 gift card to your favorite grocery store to buy the ingredients!

Eat Dessert First: S'mores Cones

We're seeing this simple cone dessert all over social media. Hershey's has a s'mores recipe here, or make your own recipe by filling an ice cream cone with chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, strawberries, peanut butter, Nutella, sprinkles, or whatever else you have around the house. Wrap it in tin foil and put in in the oven, on the grill, or over your fire-pit. Everything will melt into gooey deliciousness.

Breakfast: Pancake or Cookie Cereal

This trend has also gone viral. And we can see why. Take pancake batter and drop it onto a pan in small pieces. After a few minutes, flip them over - carefully! Then scoop them into a bowl and top it all with maple syrup and butter. An even sweeter option is to buy premade cookie dough and put tiny pieces on a cookie sheet. Bake them (briefly) and scoop them into a bowl. Add milk. The best morning breakfasts ever!

Lunch (or snack!): Campfire Nachos

We don't always think nachos for Memorial Day, but we should. This recipe from SheSpeaks blogger A Cowboy's Life, is so flexible, you can make it for lunch, dinner or a snack. Cook it in the oven, outside on the grill, or over an open fire or fire pit. If you are using ground beef or other meat, cook that first and add in the taco seasoning. Then put a layer of tortilla chips on the bottom of the pot or pan. Add your favorite toppings! We love black beans, avocado, tomatoes, and of course, lots of cheese.

Dinner: Hot dogs, Barefoot Contessa style

Sure, we love our hot dogs on the grill, but we're also going to try Ina Garten's new Hot Dogs in Puff Pastry, which are like modern pigs-in-the-blanket. Just spread dijon mustard on puff pastry, wrap a hot dog in it and spread on egg wash. It's the perfect combination of decadence and fun. 

Signature Cocktail (for any time of the day): Watermelon Lemonade

We never thought there would be a more refreshing drink on a hot summer's day than a cold lemonade. Until we saw these watermelon lemonade recipes, thanks to our SheSpeaks bloggers. For a family-friendly version, take a look at this Mint Watermelon Lemonade from Food, Family and Chaos that uses fresh watermelon chunks. For a grown-up version, try this Pink Lemonade Watermelon Vodka Cocktail from A Worthey Read that adds coconut syrup and watermelon pucker for extra flavor.

What foods are you looking forward to this summer? Tell us for the chance to win a $50 grocery store gift card!

SheSpeaks Memorial Day Eats Giveaway

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a $50 gift card to winner's choice of grocery store, provided that the gift card is easy to purchase online.  Giveaway is open through June 7, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member 

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  • GCastillion By GCastillion

    I am definitely looking forward to creating fun recipes with fresh produce this summer. Like, homemade strawberry popcycles or the Pink Watermelon Lemonade Cocktail mentioned above. Also, there are many new recipes that I am going to try on my bbq grill. #SheSpeaksEats 

  • mnm516 By mnm516

    I am looking forward to fresh watermelon!

  • sandramburns1959 By sandramburns1959

    Tomatoes, cherries, plums, peaches, watermellon, cantalope, honeydues.

  • Lcjones0519 By Lcjones0519

    The one that excites me most has to be the mini cookies! and adding milk! This is also yummy with mini vanilla wafer cookies. 

  • rebec39 By rebec39

    I've already been enjoying strawberry shortcake and plan to binge on it all summer long!

  • CarryOn41 By CarryOn41

    There's nothing like Jersey fresh produce in the summertime!

  • Sohair By Sohair

    Hamburgers,lamb chops ,hot dogs,ribs,

  • LuvtoDream By LuvtoDream

    Wow!  Such amazing Summer food recipes!  I'm so looking forward to fresh grilled salmon, fresh grilled veggies, fresh green salads and fresh fruits this Summer!  



  • purango By purango

    I'm looking forward to strawberries, peaches, watermelons and corn.

  • tatflintmich By tatflintmich

    Yummmm these all look amazing!  Especially watermelon lemonade.  I Love watermelon anything!!!!

  • illtryitnow By illtryitnow

    I am looking forward to the fresh produce such as tomatoes, corn on the cob, and watermelon.  Those "hot house" tomatoes are just not the same as fresh picked locally grown ones!

  • Savvyjess By Savvyjess

    Watermelon, Cucumbers, fresh produce

  • SensiblySara_Blog By SensiblySara_Blog

    S'mores - they are my FAVORITE!!

  • EricaD By EricaD

    Corn and berries! I also want to make barbecue sauce from my grandfather's recipe.

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