Labor Day Recipes

Well, the big Labor Day Holiday is coming up this weekend. In the past, I volunteered at the Telluride Film Festival spending the days watching the newest film releases. On Labor Day, they have a big barbecue with all kinds of scrumptious options, and a panel of speakers from the festival. This year, I’ll probably try some new and old recipes. Of course, nowadays you can find recipes online but I still like to pull out a favorite cookbook and have a go at it.

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The July 2007 issue of In Style magazine published a recipe for John Stamos’s Marinade. The article says to marinate chicken for 8 hours or overnight and you can also do the same for shrimp and scallops soaking them for two hours. Then, on Labor Day, go ahead and fire up the grill, skewer the seafood and there’s your start to the meal.

I used to love to go to Macy’s cooking school classes where they displayed their process for making the recipes and gave attendees samples. One of them was sponsored by Bon Appétit magazine and featured a Chopped Salad with Feta, Green Onions and Pine Nuts. I found a somewhat revised version online.

For dessert, how about some Lemon-Butter Shortbread Cookies? I saved the recipe from a local magazine. Here’s a similar version of one online.

Enjoy your day.