Happy Labor Day: Food, Fun and Less Labor

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Happy Labor Day!

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We’re enjoying a little rest and relaxation today. . .

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Laboring as little as possible.

{Less} Labor Day Picnic

 If you’re in the mood for picnicking and can stand the heat,

 join me for a {Less} Labor Day Picnic!

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With a Layered Cornbread-and-Turkey Salad, a make-ahead recipe that’s a crowd pleaser, and ideal for a potluck or picnic.

And Peach-and-Blueberry Parfait~ dessert in a jar with very little labor!

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Assemble some antipasto skewers with cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, prosciutto, cheese, olives, & cheese tortellini.

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Or how about a cheeseburger skewer for a picnic or as a garnish for your Bloody Mary?!

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I made a mini buns for cheeseburger skewers from leftover slider buns I had. I didn’t have a cookie cutter small enough so I used a jigger to cut and punch out a mini bun. If you use a regular size bun you could get probably two mini buns out of it.

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Assemble your skewer with a mini cheeseburger, and the fixings of your choice: pickle, lettuce, bacon and tomato!

Cheeseburger Bloody Mary Skewer

Wishing you some food and fun and

a Safe & Labor-Free Holiday!

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  26 comments for “Happy Labor Day: Food, Fun and Less Labor

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    September 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Looking deliciously good!!! Happy Non-Labor Day to you too! BTW: the pups have the right idea!!! 😎😎😎🍢🍢🍢🍺🎣🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  2. September 7, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I have to show the cheeseburger bloody mary to J. We picked up the makings for bloody marys yesterday. That skewer is so cute…and tasty!
    Your day sounds like the perfect way to celebrate.
    Happy Labor Day!

  3. Sherlie Magaret
    September 7, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Lovely picnic for Labor Day, love the cheeseburger skewers, those are cute.

  4. Michelle
    September 7, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Happy Labor Day! Agree, no labor. Keeping it simple. It’s called “making a reservation! Lol!
    Looking forward to the Fall and all the comfort that comes along with it.🍁🍂🍁🍂

  5. Joan Riker
    September 7, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I love seeing your doggies. So much personality even when asleep. They are just adorable

  6. September 7, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I so enjoy your posts, am so glad u did one today, today is my birthday and your post was the best card ever!
    I’m still working on my husband for a trip to Lake Norman, as I said before, “fingers crossed”!
    Thanx for sharing your beautiful family and thanx for putting a big smile on my face today!

    Hugs!

    • September 7, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Happy Birthday Jacklyn!

  7. September 7, 2015 at 9:12 am

    We are going to friends for a SMALL picnic today. The cheeseburger skewers look amazing!!! Hope you get lots of rest today along with the pups!!!

  8. Sandi Allen
    September 7, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Happy Labor Day! Enjoyed your Post. Love the cheeseburger skewers. How creative!

  9. Cynthia Raines
    September 7, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Thanks Mary for the great recipes. Will remember the Layered Cornbread and Turkey Salad recipe for our next church potluck. Want something different to take and this looks so yummy! My husband is originally from KY so he loves cornbread. The peach and blueberry parfait is making my mouth water! Just canned 11 quarts and 3 pints of fresh peaches. Will have to try this one too! Happy Labor Day! Doggies are precious!

  10. linda kemp
    September 7, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Love those sweet pups. You deserve a non-labor day!

  11. September 7, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Oh that cheeseburger skewer with the bloody mary! SO DIVINE! Awesome photos and recipes. Enjoy your day.

  12. September 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Now that’s what I’d call a Cheeseburger in Paradise Mary! Happy Labor Day!
    Jenna

  13. Melodie Strickland
    September 7, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Mary,

    The fruit parfaits look scrumptious as well as the Bloody Mary cheeseburger skewer. Your dogs are precious and have the right idea for today. Hope you had a wonderful get away this past weekend.

    Melodie

  14. September 7, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    All your party food looks scrumptious, Mary. One drink that I love is a Bloody Mary, and that cheeseburger skewer is just so cute! My son told me about serving a pork rib in a Bloody Mary, but I like your idea better.
    Happy Labor Day to you, your hubby, and Chloe and Gracie!

  15. September 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Happy non-Labor Day to you too…and to your pups! Your salad looks do yummy!! No picnics here, too hot!

    Blessings,
    Gert

  16. September 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Oh, that cheese burger skewer is adorable, Mary. Well, maybe not quite as adorable as the sleeping beauties!
    Hope you and the girls are enjoying a beautiful day. Ours is quiet. Went out for a late lunch and meeting friends shortly for an early dinner. I think I’ll just have ice tea and visit. Ha! Still stuffed!

  17. September 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    What a lovely pick-nick, and wishing you a Happy Labour Day too.

  18. September 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Hope you had a great holiday, your mini burger is adorable paired with a favorite cocktail. Summer has hit the beach, it’s like coney island this week and hot, would love to knock one back to make a perfect weekend even better :-)

  19. Paula
    September 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    ~Mary~

    *giggle** the pups are so cute ! the picnic looks wonderful :)

    Be Safe
    Paula
    In.

  20. Pattie Leonardis
    September 8, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Love the way your dogs are snoozing!

  21. September 8, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Ha, ha, it looks like The Girls got the memo Mary! Hope you all had a great day:@)

  22. Lizet Fotenos
    September 8, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I made your Heirloom tomato bacon pie and everyone loved it! So glad that I made 2 of them!

    • September 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      So glad you liked it and it was a success Lizet! I had someone comment that their crust was soggy and it was a hot mess :)

  23. September 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Hope you had a great weekend and must say that I love all of the great and fun food ideas….pinned away…and the hamburger skewers have to be my fav!!!

  24. September 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Very clever…..that Bloody Mary looks irresistible!

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