A full Labor Day picnic in five 15-minute dishes

A full Labor Day picnic of five 15-minute dishes-
I haven’t actually invited anyone over yet, but I just have this feeling we’ll be having a get-together over Labor Day weekend. ... more 
A full Labor Day picnic of five 15-minute dishes-
I haven’t actually invited anyone over yet, but I just have this feeling we’ll be having a get-together over Labor Day weekend. Impromptu, last-minute.

Even if you planned ahead for your party, you may still be in the same boat as I am: I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking on the last unofficial weekend of summer. I want to host a get-together I can actually enjoy with my friends, which means keeping cooking to a minimum. I’m not up for more than chopping, tossing and serving.

I could just throw some burgers and dogs on the grill, but this weekend I want something a little different. Here’s a full Labor Day picnic of five 15-minute dishes that require only minimal cooking so you have more time to enjoy your weekend.

Related Link: Find 20+ more easy Labor Day recipes here. less 
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 4:19 PM EST

What one dish are you definitely making for your Labor Day weekend festivities?



By Michelle Edelbaum

Michelle is the associate editor of interactive for EatingWell Media Group. She puts her background in journalism to work online at EatingWell.com and in each issue of EatingWell magazine, authoring The Fresh Interview with interesting people in the world of food and health.



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