Labor Day Round Up

Thai Brussel Sprout Salad

I don’t know about you but I am keeping my fingers crossed for some nice, sunny weather this upcoming holiday weekend. According to my iphone it’s not looking good for Chicago, but I’m staying optimistic.

Kara and Cliff are spending the long weekend in Milwaukee and if the weather holds up I will join them on Monday along with Winnie and my parents. We’re hoping to take Winnie to the Milwaukee Zoo. If Mother Nature disagrees then we will have to revert to plan B. Any suggestions on a plan B? What are you doing for the holiday? I hope it’s spent in a way that makes you happy. 🙂

For those of you staying in town and looking for easy recipes that won’t keep you cooped up in the kitchen…look no further. I’ve rounded up my favorite and each are fairly labor-less.

Happy Labor Day!

Thai Brussel Sprout Salad (pictured above) is a surprising favorite of mine. For starters, I don’t like brussel sprouts. BUT if they’re shaved they become great. I love Pad Thai and this salad gives you all the flavors of Pad Thai and you will not miss the noodles.

Waldorf Salad 5

My Mom has been making this Waldorf Salad for as long as I Can remember. I will never tire of this fresh, crisp salad.


Taco Wrap (1)
Chicken Taco Roll-Ups are perfect if you’re having a gathering. I guarantee your guests will devour them. Buy a rotisserie chicken to make your life even easier.


Southwest Lettuce Cups 7
Southwest Lettuce Wraps are one of my all time favorites. They are light and summery and have bold southwest flavors.


Barbecue Salmon Sandwich with Yogurt Spread 8
A few months back we found our absolute favorite sandwich. I’m totally serious. You have to try this Barbeque Salmon Sandwich with Yogurt Spread


Fish Salad 7
This Fish Salad is one we’ve been making for years. It’s perfect for summer when pineapple and avocado are their tastiest.


Chicken Stuffed Asian Shells (1)
Thai Chicken Salad Shells is a great option and I can tell you from personal experience it is perfect for a picnic.


Chocolate Cake Shake 5
Of course a holiday weekend needs to include something sweet and indulgent. But no need to turn the oven on! Use a store-bought chocolate cake and transform it into the amazing Portillo’s inspired Chocolate Cake Shake