Celebrate Labor Day with Quick and Easy Recipes

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Celebrate Labor Day

steak  On Labor Day, many people gather for a traditional picnic or bbq to celebrate. Celebration can occur on your porch, patio, park, seashore or lakeside. The tantalizing aromas of chicken or steak, the sizzling sounds of hot dogs and hambugers, the glistening glow of the coals and the humming sounds of happy voices. It definitely adds up to fun for everyone.

Salads are a welcoming addition to out door eating. What’s a better compliment to a sizzling steak than a zesty and tangy tossed green salad! And having fried chicken, isn’t a picnic without a creamy summer potato salad.

Quick and Easy Recipes

Here are some of our family’s favorite quick and easy recipes:

Crispy Herb Fried Chicken


6-8 pieces of chicken

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup homemade bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon tarragon leaves

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic


Mix ingredients together and coat chicken pieces. In a large pot, heat peanut oil to 400 degrees. Fry chicken pieces until golden, approximately 10 minutes, turning and cook until browned and tender.

Kids Slow Cooker Chili


1 1/2 pounds of ground beef or turkey

1 pound pork sausage

1 28 oz. can of canned tomatoes

1 30 oz. can kidney beans

1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans

1 15 oz. can Ranch style beans

1 15 oz. can baked beans

1 large yellow onion

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon Southwest seasoning

1/4 cup Cowboy barbecue sauce


On medium-low heat cook ground beef and pork sausage in a skillet until brown, drain and set aside. Chop onion into small bite size pieces, set aside. Rinse kidney and garbanzo beans. To your slow cooker, add diced tomatoes with juice and all your beans. Add ground beef and sausage mixture. Add onion, chili powder, Southwest Seasoning and Cowboy barbecue sauce. Mix well. Cook on low heat for 8 hours. Serve as a side dish at a barbecue or as a main dish with cornbread. A simple Chili recipe your kids will enjoy!


ist1_9581233-slabs-of-bbq-spare-ribs Cowboy Barbecue Sauce

In a saucepan mix 1 cup tomato juice, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickend.

Fresh Strawberry Pie


1 9-inch baked pastry shell

2 pints fresh strawberries

3/4 cup sugar

3 Tablespoons corn starch

2 Tablespoons Strawberry flavored gelatin

1 cup water

Red food coloring

Whipped Cream


Remove stems and wash strawberries. Drain thoroughly on paper towels. Place berries in pie shell, arranging carefully, placing biggest berries on top. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, gelatin and water. Cook , stirring constantly, until thickened and clear. Add several drops of food coloring to make a rich red color. Cool 15 minutes. Pour over berries, making sure to cover all berries. Refrigerate 5 hours or overnight. Serve with whipped cream.

 picnic  Happy Labor Day!


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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.


  1. Some interesting recipes for the Labor Day weekend. I should have come to your party as ours only had hot dog and burgers. The salads were varied and good however and the pies and cookies were great.

    Would be interested in reposting your recipes on my blog if that would fit your objectives.

    Editor of ChefWannabee.com
    For Your Smart Kitchen

  2. Hi, Thanks for stopping by our kitchen. Holiday get togethers with family and friends with something as simple as hot dogs and burgers is still a great wat to celebrate good old American classic comfort foods. It’s the special time spent together with family and friends. If you try the recipes, let me know what you think. Have a great Labor Day!

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