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I gather most of my ideas for new recipes by looking at ways to recreate old favorites. Turn a traditional Italian dish into a Mexican version. Little additions can turn a simple meal into a fantastic one. With Memorial day coming up I have set out to do just this. I’m bringing a side and a dessert to a friends house this weekend that needs to work with the outdoor festivities we have planned. We will be grilling and swimming like most people do on Memorial Day so I need to find the perfect little side that might be grilled?? Or not… Hmmm. Well, while I contemplate the perfect dish here a few oldies to help inspire me and hopefully you.
Balsamic Grilled Eggplant - This would be a great healthy side for a day full of grilling.
This grilled blue cheese potato salad is amazing!
Grilled portobello mushrooms stuffed with sausage are very flavorful on the grill.
Mmmmmmm Grilled Brussel Sprouts!!
Good old southern favorite, Jalapeno cheese gritz. This would be easy to cook ahead of time and bring over.
Well I’m still not sure of what to cook but I promise I will let you know as soon as I figure it out. Hopefully some of these recipies have inspired you to cook this weekend and not pick up one those nasty containers of potato salad at your local grocery store. Don’t do it. Don’t buy that huge container in the deli section. It doesn’t taste good!!