Its Memorial Day weekend the traditional kick off to the Summer Season, but before we dive into the potato salad, let’s take a moment to remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may have our freedom.
This week our #SundaySupper Group is cooking up their favorite Memorial Day dishes. From the drinks to the desserts this is not your ordinary ‘hot dogs and hamburger cook-out.’ With a menu this diverse I thought I would suggest some wines that are great summer sippers, as well as being crowd pleasing and easy on the budget!
Rosé wines are desperately misunderstood, they are not made from pink grapes; they are also not sissy wines. Find rosés from the Rhône region of Southern France to go with summer salads and to sip while tending the hot grill. Dry, with floral aromas they’ll cool off your brow as well as quench your thirst. Try Domaine Guy Mousset from Côtes du Rhône or Château De Nages from Costierès de Nîmes. Both cost right around $10
Pinot Grigio is a great summertime wine. Try Fish Eye from Australia; fruit flavors of melon, lemon and peach give this wine its refreshing character. You’ll find it for around $7.
Contrary to what you may have heard, Merlot is not dead. Tried and true from Bogle Vineyards this Merlot will pair well with nicely charred chicken breasts from the grill or pulled pork sandwiches. Cost around $12.
Zinfandel is a nice spicy wine that I love with juicy steaks and burgers. Peachy Canyon has one called ‘Incredible Red’. I find it at Trader Joes for right around $11
Now, on to the food!
Best Margaritas Ever by Supper for a Steal
Sparkling Watermelon Sangria The Weekend Gourmet
Creamy Bacon and Avocado Pasta Salad by Daily Dish Recipes
Sweet and Savory Ham and Mango Salad by Rambling Notebook
Summer Pasta Salad with Lemon Lime Dressing by Mama’s Blissful Bites
Soba Noodles with Swiss Chard and Mushrooms by Soni’s Food for Thought
Malaysian Pickled Vegetables by Cookistry
Wedge Salad & Homemade blue Cheese Dressing by In the Kitchen with KP
Grilled Cesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Dressing by The Messy Baker
From the Grill
Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebobs by Momma’s Meals
Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps by That Skinny Chick
Grilled Shrimp Po Boys with Radicchio Slaw Pescetarian Journal
Bourbon Soy Sauce Pork Chops and Tilapia Family Foodie
Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburgers by Damn Delicious
Kalua Pulled Pork by Juanita’s Cocina
Mocha Latte and Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding Cups by Mrs. Mama Hen
Ice Cream Pie by Make Dinner Easy
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Rice Crispy Treats by Chocolate Moosey
Lite Mango Coconut Ice Cream with Berry Ginger Topping by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Stars and Stripes Pound Cake by Big Bear’s Wife
Chocolate Lava Cake Cositas Bonitas
Mango cardamom Cupcakes Beetle’s Kitchen
Watermelon Muffins The Meltaways
Tell us what you are serving this Sunday Supper around your Family Table!
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