Memorial Day is the official first weekend of the summer and a great time kick back with the most important people in your life. Whether you are planning on hosting a large summer barbeque or just plan to hang out on the deck with your closest friends, you can make the food the centerpiece of the day. You don’t have to do the “same old, same old.” Here are some delicious ideas from Cleveland caterers that will spoil your friends and family.
Go southwestern. People love southwestern-inspired foods. Marinate chicken in garlic, lime and chilies and cook it on a hot grill. Slice it up and serve it with tortillas, fresh vegetables and cheese for do-it-yourself chicken tacos. Add red beans and rice and a pitcher of frothy margaritas or sangria for a festive touch.
Celebrate an early tailgate. You don’t have to wait for football season to enjoy tailgate foods. Make your own homemade sausages (or buy them from a local butcher), you’re your own gourmet burgers with spices and thick slabs of cheese and add a Carolina-style vinegar slaw and you’ll have your own fans.
Try traditional. Tried and true is such for a reason. If you love fried chicken, potato salad and chocolate chip cookies, then caterers in Akron say that Memorial Day is the perfect time to create your own picnic. Serve it under a big tree on your best red checked picnic blanket, bring a game of croquet and make an afternoon of it.
Enjoy ethnic foods. Sure, there are a lot of traditions around Memorial Day, but there is no reason you can’t make your own. Try an ethnic twist on the day. Cook rustic Italian foods or use the day to explore making your own Thai dishes. Offering something out of the norm will set the stage for a great summer.
Don’t let Memorial Day pass without trying something new for your summer kick off. Whether you offer southwestern food, choose a tailgate menu or picnic or experiment with ethnic foods, you can make the holiday fun for you and your guests.
Planning a large event? Give us a call – we can help with everything from the cooking to the serving and event planning. Contact us today!