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 
ashagner.

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  • jengen06 By jengen06
    05.27.20  

    corn on the cob makes me think of summer!

  • herbalkate By herbalkate
    05.26.20  

    Fresh fruits and veggies.

  • Girby7 By Girby7
    05.26.20  

    Okay those campfire nachos look amazing!!!!!! I need them now!

  • mcl1959 By mcl1959
    05.26.20  

    Peaches and watermelon.  Yum

  • Marisela By Marisela
    05.26.20  

    fruit salad and watermelon! 

  • Poonam1421 By Poonam1421
    05.26.20  

    Great ideas.

  • alw4ys By alw4ys
    05.26.20  

    Watermelon and other summer fruits.  Also, I've been wanting to try those s'mores cones - what a genius idea!

  • Mecombrink77 By Mecombrink77
    05.26.20  

    I'm mostly looking forward to fresh fruit. I crave it and it's hard to come by in the winter.

  • CrunchyBeachMama By CrunchyBeachMama
    05.26.20  

    watermelon!

  • tuesdayef By tuesdayef
    05.26.20  

    I LOVE fresh fruit salads, pasta salads and smores!

  • hunnydu By hunnydu
    05.26.20  

    Oh my goodness the S'mores & Watermelon Lemonade with Vodka...let summer begin!!

  • igggie By igggie
    05.26.20  

    Pink lemonade is my favorite

  • HeidiRider By HeidiRider
    05.26.20  

    I'm ready for watermelon! Chilled and juicy! Yum!

  • haboobafoofo By haboobafoofo
    05.26.20  

    Watermelon! 

  • thriftyatx By thriftyatx
    05.26.20  

    I really want to try those smore cones!! Yum! Looking forward to BBQ, and any foods you can grill! Plus watermelon!

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