You are here: Home » Entertaining » Quick and Easy Dinners: Laborless on Labor Day Quick and Easy Dinners: Laborless on Labor Day Entertaining,Featured Article,Holidays,Labor Day,Summer http://relish.com/articles/quick-and-easy-dinner-recipes-laborless-on-labor-day/ August 26, 2013 As summer winds to a close, take it easy with this collection of quick and easy cookout recipes. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/lucinda-scala-quinn-feed-men-boys-grill-steak-relish-1.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint It may be difficult to celebrate Labor Day, a.k.a the end of summer, but cooking for your last grill-side hoorah of the season doesn’t need to be. In fact, it can be quick and easy. On that note, 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. Charcoal Grilled Shrimp Nora’s Grilled Chicken Korean Grilled Beef Grilled Pork Chops SIMPLE SIDES Each of these recipes is primed for shortcuts, with minimal prep and cook time involved. Some can even sit pretty and sizzle on the other side of the grill while your proteins cook. Simple Bean and Pasta Salad Middle Eastern Black Bean Salad Cucumber and Blueberry Salad with Feta Grilled Summer Vegetables NO-FUSS DESSERTS An arsenal of easy desserts is your best friend when it comes to entertaining a crowd. Each of these are light, fruity and perfectly suited to an end-of-summer celebration. No Bake Mini Lemon Tarts Fruity Granita Quick Peach Crisp Frozen Blackberry Yogurt THREE-INGREDIENT LIBATIONS 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. Best Fresh Lemonade Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail Americano Cocktail For more holiday weekend inspiration, see additional Labor Day recipe collections below. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Labor Day: Southern-Style Menu A Southern-style menu for the grill puts a tasty spin on your Labor Day menu. Labor Day: A Stellar Menu We're taking the meaning of Labor Day to heart with a menu so easy it practically cooks itself. Labor Day: Southern-Style Menu A Southern-style menu for the grill puts a tasty spin on your Labor Day menu.