Celebrating the end of summer may seem difficult, but cooking for your last grillside hoorah of the season doesn’t need to be. In proof, we’ve gathered some of our favorite no-fuss, mix-and-match recipes for the holiday weekend with easy, breezy Labor Day prep and dining in mind—a collection of labor-light Labor Day recipes, if you will.
EASY-PREP PROTEINS In the interest of kicking back this holiday weekend, give yourself permission to splurge for pre-prepared meat and seafood at your local market. You can order ahead of time, or browse and see what’s available on the spot. From there, these recipes feature simple, delicious marinades and require only a quick trip to the grill.
Your guests will thank you for the extra refreshment, but there’s no need to let on how easy these sweet sips actually are. Each of these special-occasion summertime coolers call for only three ingredients—two recipes for the 21+ crowd and one the whole family can enjoy.