Memorial Day Essentials: Celebrating In Style Indoors

If you’re like us, your Memorial Day plans probably include something along the lines of barbecuing outdoors with family and friends. But sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas, which means you may have to bring the party inside. If the weather forecast is cool, you don’t have a huge outdoor space or you’d just rather entertain indoors, there are still plenty of ways to get your Memorial Day party on.

So let’s heat things up just in time for Memorial Day and officially kick-off the start of grilling season with these indoor party essentials.

Indoor Grill

Let’s start with the basics. If you’re looking to grill anything from burgers to chicken, you want to make sure that they have that smoky, barbeque, just got off the grill taste. This Breville Electric Smart Grill from Bed Bath and Beyond, is perfect for grilling burgers and hot dogs with its smart heating elements and six individual height settings. Looking for something a little less expensive that still gets the job done? This stainless steel Hamilton Beach Searing Grill from Target is known for delivering moist and tender meat with all of the flavors and juices packed in, so pile on steak and veggies or chicken for a memorable Memorial Day meal.

A Taste of Summer

Now that the grill is ready to go, it’s time for the best part of any party…food! Give your guests a taste of summer with a festive Memorial Day menu. From hors d’oeuvres to dessert, we’ve got you covered.

Tortellini Kabobs

For Starters: Wow guests with this colorful Tortellini Kabobs recipe. Loaded with cheesy tortellini, fresh Mozzarella and sweet grape tomatoes, this delicious appetizer is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Refreshments: Bring summer indoors with this totally refreshing Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade filled to the brim with fresh strawberries and tart lemons. Want to take your refreshments to the next level? Pour the lemonade into these party-sized glass beverage dispensers from Pottery Barn to add the perfect touch to your indoor barbeque bash.

For the Main Event: Once your guests have helped themselves to some tortellini kabobs and refreshments, it’s time for the main course. This burger recipe from food blogger Oh, Sweet Basil tops the list with two game-changing ingredients: the buns and the meat. The recipe calls for Challah Buns, which are sturdy enough to hold the burger but soft, moist and delicious on the inside. The second game-changer? The meat. The recipe calls for 60{b0691beea1c2f39bd1c58efe4ba0816740a602e2685bc83cc0a70ecfa3fcdf10} ground beef and 40{b0691beea1c2f39bd1c58efe4ba0816740a602e2685bc83cc0a70ecfa3fcdf10} brisket ground by your butcher, which leaves you with a moist, tender and juicy burger. Get the full recipe here and prepare to amaze your guests.

Mexican-inspired Corn on the Cob

Side Items: A good old-fashioned American barbeque isn’t complete without some potato salad and corn on the cob. This potato salad from food blogger One Good Thing will have your guests licking their plates clean. And the best part? It’s super simple to make. Check it out here. As for the corn and the cob, we know it’s an American holiday and all, but this Mexican-inspired Corn on the Cob recipe is just too good to pass up. Loaded with rich cheese, chili powder, butter and lime juice, you simply can’t go wrong.

Dessert: End your meal on a high note with these adorable patriotic vanilla-raspberry sundaes topped with blueberries and spoon-shaped cookies from Martha Stewart. The mixture of sweet vanilla with tart raspberry sorbet will send your taste buds into a summer spin.

A Patriotic Feel

Bring everything together with a patriotic table setting. Pottery Barn has some festive accent pieces for your table setting like these perfectly patriotic Star Melamine Salad Plates and this American Flag Table Runner. Looking for something a little more subtle? This Swirl Melamine Dinnerware set in red, white and blue or this Galvanized Metal Star Napkin Ring will do the trick.

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? Let us know in the comments section below!

By |2018-11-15T12:42:31-07:00May 21, 2015|

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