Memorial Day - a patriotic remembrance holiday and the one thought of as the beginning of Summertime - is usually filled with activities, celebrations, family get-togethers and, most importantly, food. Whether you have an indoor, sit-down meal with family or an outdoor picnic in the backyard or at a park or beach with a group, deciding on the perfect menu is fun.
Once you have your main dish Memorial Day meal planned, perhaps from ideas listed on Memorial Day Recipes Reviewed - Part I , here are some suggestions for the dessert part of your day of celebration.
|Recipe and Photos by Chef Amber of Hot Springs, Arkansas for FrugalMomEh.com|
If your Memorial Day meal involves food cooked on the grill, these Grill Cupcakes would make the perfect complementary dessert for your backyard barbecue. Recipe and whimsical design featured by Elizabeth of Canada on her delightful blog Frugal Mom Eh.
Patriotic Red, White & Blue Chocolate Cookies
|Source: Two Sisters Crafting|
Cookies are a dessert that is perfect for a picnic in the park or at the beach as they are portable, needing no sit-down plate or fork to eat. These Red, White and Blue cookies would make a patriotic and fun dessert for Memorial Day. And they are 'chocolate' too. Yum!
Chocolate cookies with Red, White and Blue Holiday M&M Mix are a quick, easy and fun holiday dessert for any of our patriotic holidays, Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July or Veterans Day.
This recipe comes from the Two Sisters Crafting blog
Flag Fruit Dessert
|Source: Family Fresh Meals|
For an indoor holiday meal (in case rain spoils an outdoor event this Memorial Day), fruit always makes a wonderful dessert. Corey of Family Fresh Meals came up with a patriotic way to display a fresh fruit platter with her Easy Flag Fruit Dessert. Using blueberries, and red fruit such as cherries, strawberries and raspberries, she spread her fruit flag out on a serving tray. A bowl of blueberries represent the field of stars background in the top left corner, then rows of red fruits make the red stripes. Since there isn't a white fruit, she came up with little pretzels covered in yogurt or white chocolate for the white stripes. Very clever and a light & satisfying tasty dessert. This dessert could also be served on other patriotic holidays, such as Flag Day and the 4th of July.
|Source: Cassie Johnston on eHow|
Then there are patriotic cakes and pies. This homemade American flag blueberry/cherry pie decorated with pastry stars and topped with vanilla ice cream would be a sensational finish to your Memorial Day meal. Recipe is by Cassie Johnston on eHow.
Memorial Day Meals
Hope everyone enjoys a terrific and tasty Memorial Day with these menu ideas and recipes for Patriotic Main Dishes and Desserts. Check back on Sunday for some suggestions for patriotic music for your Memorial Day celebration.
Happy Memorial Day!
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