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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer! We like to celebrate with food and picnics with friends and family.

I love the start of summer and celebrating with my family. We always have a big cook out to start the summer off right. Here are a few of my favorite potluck and picnic dishes.


Grilled Brownie Cupcakes from @thegabels #recipe #dessert

Grilled Brownie Cupcakes are delicious and fun!

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream for a crowd is perfect for a picnic!

Shrimp boil

A shrimp boil is a lot of fun to eat with friends and family.

Argentinian Beef Kebabs

Kebabs are always fun to eat and these Argentinian Beef Skewers are easy and delicious!

Curried Chicken Kebabs from @thegabels #recipe #chicken

Chicken Curry Kebabs are a fun twist on chicken.

Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros are hands down our favorite meal on the grill.

Coney Dog Recipe

Coney dogs are an easy way to feed a crowd without heating up the kitchen.

Party Dip Recipe: Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip will be gone in no time flat and can be adjusted for heat preference.

Roasted Eggplant Dip from @thegabels #recipe

Roasted Eggplant Dip is great for vegetarians or anyone watching their figure.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Slow Cooker Chex Mix is perfect for snacking on all weekend.

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake is the quintessential summer dessert.

Key Lime Pie from @thegabels #recipe

Key Lime Pie is another great summer dessert.

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5 comments on “Memorial Day Cook Out Ideas

  1. These dishes look amazing! Thanks for linking up to Motivation Monday!

  2. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Am I missing the Chicken Souvlaki recipe? I searched and couldn’t find it!

  4. Kim Kirschner on said:

    Girl…I need to give you my DELISH baked beans recipe…