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Aug 27, 2007 04:57 PM

Labor Day BBQ?

I'm having a Labor Day BBQ. We're definitely having BBQ chicken & ribs. A friend always brings homemade potato salad. Now I'm trying to decide on the rest of the menu. Suggestions?

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  1. Epicurious has a fantastic recipe for Orzo with's a wonderful cold salad, pretty healthy too! Oh, also they have a Quinoa with Black Beans and Tomato that is also very tasty and even healthier.

    1. BbQd corn on the cob (husks on) with a beaurre compose
      Grilled fruit or fruit kabobs on BBQ
      Orzo salad with roasted vegetables
      Grilled veg platter (you can make before starting to bbq meat)

      1. Maybe this has been over done, but I would love a caprese salad with this menu. I'm not much of a bread eater, but maybe your group is so you would need that. For dessert, ice cream sandwiches.

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          1. Some in-season roasted or grilled eggplants. Of course grilled corn, great with a composed butter though I recently had a superlative rendition with chili mayo and shredded coconut. Ribbons of in-season summer squash tossed with mint, olive oil, salt, pepper, white wine vinegar. Roasted vegetable couscous. Watermelon salad with feta and mint. I also love guacamole at this time of year with roasted tomatillos.