Labor Day weekend is almost upon us, signaling the lazy days of summer are slipping away. There is no better time to seize the sunny day and throw a Labor Day BBQ that will be the talk of your 'hood. Remember when you were a kid, school ended and summer spread across your future like an endless expanse of blue sky? There was no end in sight. Now, to me, Memorial Day to Labor Day feels faster than a 50-yard dash (granted, my 50-yard dash was notably sluggish, but still). I say we adults consider September 3rd the midway point of summer. The good weather stretches through September even in the Northeast and you Southerners and Californias are golden for months to come. I say celebrate sending the kids back to school and have a backyard bash that reminds you how good we have it now. When workers protested and marched in the first Labor Day Parade in New York in 1882, the average American was working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your 8-hour day (even with a hangover) on Sept. 4 will totally feel like a summer vacation compared to that!
Treat your guests to a memorable Labor Day BBQ with a Social Grilling party around an Angara grill table.
Best Labor Day BBQ Recipes Thanks to our weekly Steven Raichlen Signature Recipes, you can find everything you need on iBBQ to plan your Labor Day BBQ menu. Of course you must include this crowd pleaser: Truffled Wagyu Cheeseburgers.
These recipe makes for a great appetizer or entree: Lemongrass Chicken Skewers This coming Thursday I'll be posting a late-summer menu must: Grilled Coconut Corn Add color (and nutrients) to your grill and your spread with: Grilled Watermelon (no recipe needed, just lightly grill slices of watermelon and serve them before, with, or after your meal for a great palette cleanser or light dessert.)
Think outside the box and wow your friends and taste buds with grilled watermelon.