Labor Day: A Stellar Menu

Featured Article,Holidays,Labor Day,Quick & Easy,Recipes
August 11, 2011

We're taking the meaning of Labor Day to heart with a menu so easy it practically cooks itself.

Grilled Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

I love Labor Day weekend—fall is right around the corner, yet summer's produce is still in full throttle.

Red bell peppers, corn, basil, tomatoes, okra and squash are piled high with no end in sight. Red bell peppers are an unheard 35 cents a piece.

Here is a perfect Labor Day menu that takes advantage of the farmer's market, yet won't have you sweating over the grill.

The chicken is great on the grill, but honestly is just as good baked. Served with a roasted red bell pepper sauce,  fresh corn on the cob (boiled on the stove) and mashed potatoes (made in the microwave, no lie). It's a meal free from labor.
—By Jill Melton, Relish Editor


Grilled Chicken with Feta and Red Pepper Sauce

Sweet pepper sauce is a perfect counterpoint for full-bodied feta in this herb-grilled chicken.


Almost Instant Mashed Potatoes

In a hurry? These mashed potatoes take just minutes.

Grilled Peaches

Be sure to serve these warm with vanilla ice cream.


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