The Speckled Palate
May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Daydreamin’

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We’ve established time and again that I am the actual worst for planning holiday weekend meals in advance and even worse about sharing helpful blog posts ahead of time to help others with their holiday menu planning.

It should come as no surprise that this year, it’s the same old situation. But today? I figured it might be fun to share my Memorial Day Weekend Daydreamin’ ideas for what sounds delicious and simple to make for Monday’s festivities, especially if you’re hosting a few folks over like I believe I am. (Sorry in advance, friends.)

Keep in mind that I have no idea what I’m going to make just yet, but these recipes always sound good to kick off the summer:

Mint Lemonade // The Speckled Palate

Mint Lemonade

Roasted Tomato Salsa // The Speckled Palate

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Super Bowl Party Food: Ramen Noodle and Clementine Salad // The Speckled Palate

Ramen Noodle and Clementine Salad

Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwich with Honey Mustard Cole Slaw // The Speckled Palate

Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich, topped with Honey Mustard Coleslaw

Super Bowl Party Food: Spinach and Artichoke Turkey Burger // The Speckled Palate

Spinach and Artichoke Turkey Burger

Bugga's Apple Pie // The Speckled Palate

Bugga’s Apple Pie

What do you plan to cook this weekend?


  1. laurasmess

    You know, years and years ago I visited some friends in New York state (as an Aussie teen, that was awesomely cool. My first trip to America!) and their mother made that Clementine and Ramen noodle salad. I still remember how amazing it was and how I had eaten nothing like it ever before (but then again, I hadn’t eaten a bagel either). It makes me feel warm and fuzzy to see it here! Hope that you had an amazing weekend of thankfulness for our freedom and your own warm feelings from spending time with those you love! xx

  2. Kathy

    Whoa! All of that looks AMAZING!! Saving this for next weekend. We were off camping and had steak, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, and ribs on the campfire. Yummy but my stomach hurt afterwards. lol

  3. Allison

    What gorgeous photos! I always forget to plan posts in advance. For my “real” job I have to write articles and develop recipes about 6 months in advance, so you’d think I’d learn! hehe. That apple pie looks insane!!! I want a slice. Love the crust and those juicy apples. Mmm I’d like that for breakfast please!

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