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Old 08-31-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Memorial Day Cookout Side

I am invited to a cookout on Memorial Day. The hosts are providing the main dish and each guest is supposed to bring a side. I am a main course only kind of girl, so I don't really eat sides. I am racking my brain as to what to bring that everybody can have and that would be fine served cold.

I was thinking about bringing a taco dip made with beef and cream cheese, but then I remembered some of the other guests' issues. The hostest is lactose intolerant and one of the other guests has issues if she eats a lot of dairy or really spicy food. So the taco dip probably won't work. Another guest is on a "healthy eating" kick and is eating low fat, but he hates salad and isn't too fond of other non-starchy veggies either.

I don't really have to eat any of what I bring, so it doesn't have to be low carb. I am thinking about just picking up a potato salad from KFC or a fruit or veggie platter from the grocery. Does anybody have any suggestions?
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Think you mean Labor Day. Memorial Day is May 30th.

So do you know what the main dish is that the hosts are providing? Might help to narrow what we suggest.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's what I meant. They are serving grilled burgers and chicken.
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Well, just about anything goes with chicken, so that should be easy for your decision-making. A cheesy, cauliflower "Twice Baked Potatoes" (Linda's dish) dish would be good with chicken, or even burgers.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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I thought about that but I'm not sure how good it would be cold. Also I don't know if my two friends who can't eat dairy could tolerate it.
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What about coleslaw?

I'd also say make easy fruit salad, that's always good.

There is always 3 bean salad or green bean salad or just sliced raw veggies with some ranch dressing or dip.
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Coleslaw. Then you can eat it if you want to, too. Either with a creamy mayo-based dressing or just a vinegar dressing. Yum.

My second thought was a broccoli salad... with bacon bits and shredded cheese and sunflower seeds or almond slivers... Yum, again.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:46 PM   #9
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Maybe some pre-grilled and seasoned green beans? Just roasted until tender-crisp. Or asparagus done the same way?
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A pot of Small Read Beans cooked with Mexican spices.

Deviled Eggs

Guacamole with chips for the high carbers and pork rinds for you.

Coleslaw

A tossed salad with some low carb dressing

Cherry tomatoes with fresh Basil and Mozzarella cheese balls tossed with Italian dressing.

Grab a bag of Romain ready to eat salad and a bottle of Caesar salad dressing.
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Grilled veggies. Either do ahead or there on the grill.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #12
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This might be too late for taking to Labor Day barbeque, but maybe you could consider it for next time. It was a big hit when I took it a couple months ago.

Anti-Pasto Salad

8 cups of mixed, diced vegetables in any combination amounts
• Yellow squash
• Zucchini
• Mushrooms
• Celery
• Asparagus
• Snow peas
• Green beans
• Cherry tomatoes
8 oz sliced salami, cut into strips
2 oz sliced pepperoni, cut into strips
6 oz jarred marinated artichoke hearts
2.25 oz can sliced black olives
½ cup feta cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives

Tomato Dressing:
8 oz canned tomato sauce
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon garlic powder

To a lidded bowl, add 8 cups mixed diced vegetables. (Asparagus, snow peas and green beans may benefit from light steaming.) Add sliced salami and pepperoni. Add the artichoke hearts, olives, feta and mozzarella cheeses, basil and chives, stirring to combine.

In a medium bowl, combine tomato sauce, vinegar, olive oil, oregano and garlic powder; whisk until well combined. Pour dressing over the salad mixture and place a lid on the bowl. Chill and marinate at least 4 hours before serving.
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