By Lorie Lewis Ham
Labor Day is nearly upon us again and for many that means a three-day weekend. One way that people often celebrate on Labor Day is with some of their favorite foods. While there aren’t any specific foods associated with this holiday, like there are with Thanksgiving and Christmas, many families still have their own favorites.
“I can remember going to my grandma’s and she would have BBQ teriyaki beef skewers, potato salad, and for dessert she would make chocolate cake with a white vanilla frosting,” shares Marsha Okada, Underwriter for Mennonite Aid Plan / Mennonite Insurance Services.
“My favorite Labor Day food is just basic hamburgers, watermelon, and corn on the cob,” says another Mennonite Aid employee Dalia Jimenez.
Regional Sales Manager Vic Alemania also prefers BBQ for the holiday, and for summer in general. His favorite being BBQ brisket or pulled pork. (You can learn more about his love of BBQing in last month’s article).
Staff member Michelle Heinrichs’ family enjoys BBQ as well, but also has another unique favorite. “They really love when I do a simple BBQ beef sandwich meal with the Shredded Potato Casserole. What is the easiest part of my BBQ beef or pork ribs are they are dumped into a crockpot and are ready to enjoy later. But their absolute favorite that we do when family and friends come over is Taco Ring.”
This time of year, BBQ seems to be a very popular choice for many people. You can find a multitude of BBQ recipes online simply by doing a Google search. AllRecipes.com has a multitude of recipes to try out for your holiday or summer BBQing! Does your family have a favorite?