Go ahead and thank hurricane Irene for this post. As we were eating dinner outside for a gorgeous post-hurricane, no-electricity, salvage whatever food you can on the grill dinner, I got to thinking about the fact that Labor Day is this weekend. This weekend!
Thankfully the electricity came back on not long after putting the little one to bed. And while the husband and I listened to cheers from our neighbors as the joy of modern-day living came back again; I opened up my laptop and started to look for some barbecue recipes. Because what is Labor Day weekend without a barbecue?
I'm thinking we could put one of these recipes into play:
I've never thought of using Root Beer in making baked beans, but this recipe from Southern Living has me just curious enough to try it out!
Though I'm still not over the smoked tomatoes I made a couple weeks ago, but this Corn, Cucumber and Tomato Salad from Eat, Love, Drink seems like it could be the perfect way to relish the last bits of the summer harvest.
This Chipotle Maple Barbecue Beef Brisket from Leite's Culinaria isn't really a classic Brisket recipe...but it definitely has me intrigued. The smokiness of the chipotle and the sweetness of the maple could be a fantastic combination!
What will you be grilling this weekend?