The Top 5 Labor Day Essay

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The Top 5 Labor Day BBQ Foods

Labor Day is nearly here – are you ready for it? The upcoming holiday weekend marks the end of summer for many people, and it is an ideal time to celebrate and relax with loved ones, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. If you’re like countless other Labor Day revelers, you’re probably planning a trip to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for your holiday barbecue. The following are five of the top Labor Day BBQ foods, as well as a few easy ways to prepare them. Enjoy!

1. Chicken

Chicken is a classic option at millions of outdoor gatherings. It’s a poultry choice that is relatively inexpensive and may be used in a multitude of recipes. Here are two ways to get the most out of this versatile meat on your grill:

•Marinate chicken thighs with your preferred sauce (soy/teriyaki is easily accessible and always flavorful); grill the thighs once they’ve been marinated for at least a few hours, and finish by sprinkling them with a topping that complements the sauce (such as sesame seeds and the zest of citrus fruit if you’re using a teriyaki marinade). You might also chop the chicken meat to make amazing kebabs.

•Another way to wow your guests with chicken is to grill it, chop it up, and use it to fill taco shells. Add some strawberries, avocado, and lime wedges, and you won’t be able to keep the tacos on the serving platter.

2. Burgers

Burgers are another barbecue staple – but you don’t have to rely on the traditional beef burger on a…

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