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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  • wabbit By wabbit

    Fresh berries, mixed greens, iced tea/lemonade, and bbq.

  • Sandisbears By Sandisbears

    I live for all of the fresh fruit all summer long, but this year I really cannot wait for fresh peaches, apricots and the best Summer strawberries from our local farmers. There is nothing like the fresh berries to compare. I wish all Strawberries tasted like these. I will have the extra time this year to mash and freeze and make freezer jam. I tried making freezer jam with fresh apricots last year and found they browned a bit if you did not add lemon juice, but 1 child is allergic to lemons so we have accepted it can brown a little and still taste wonderful. I may try freezing some cherries as I have a friend you loves them so much, and misses the fresh ones in the winter I may make some cherry jam and try to freeze the fresh ones for her as a surprise.

  • gypsyt642 By gypsyt642

    Barbeque Steaks, corn n the cob. watermelon, peaches! 

  • gabizago By gabizago

    Now I want s'mores cones! 

  • Kimber78 By Kimber78

    All these recipes sound amazing and I'm going to copy them to make. Definitely the nacho recipe. Yum. We love burgers, hot dogs, grilled corn on the cob and watermelon with raspberry lemonade.

  • Byrdy1999 By Byrdy1999

    I can't wait to have grilled burgers and hot dogs.  

  • rjbyrne3 By rjbyrne3

    That watermelon lemonade looks delicious! I look forward to fresh tomatoes and herbs from my garden.

  • dusksunset By dusksunset

    I am already enjoying summer fruit - peaches, plums, and watermelon.

  • KarenBlasier By KarenBlasier

    I am looking forward to Watermelon and home made potato salad!!

  • sweetnsalty By sweetnsalty

    burgers and fries!

  • Mousie1 By Mousie1

    I am looking forward to Cook-Out foods. also my aunt makes a very good pasta salad that she seems to only make during summer time and I'm excited for. 

  • jerylt By jerylt

    I am looking forward to watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe.

  • denloew By denloew

    We grow a garden so fresh vegetables is something I look forward and especially the fresh fruit from local farms.

  • slehan By slehan

    My favorite summer fruit is fresh peaches.  
    Thanks for the contest.

  • sw2982 By sw2982

    Would love to try the campfire nachos with a nice refreshing lemonade. I also love to grill seasonal vegetables. 

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