Summer’s coming to a close, but don’t despair! Every season has its bounty to offer. Soon, we’ll be enjoying Fall’s warm, comforting soups, pumpkin-flavored everything and Halloween treats. Then, soon after, of course there’s everybody’s favorite Food Olympics—Thanksgiving! I won’t go any further down the rabbit hole of time, though. Let’s enjoy this long, last “official” weekend of summer. Where I live, in New York, we have gotten off quite easy this August, and I’m feeling super grateful for the reprieve. Cheers to another season of food! Here’s how I plan to celebrate this Labor Day. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration below…
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Here’s a 10¢ tour of these 8 fabulous gluten free Labor Day menu items (remember—all the links are above):
Gluten Free Pasta Salad with Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette: When you know how to boil gluten free pasta the right way, pasta salad can reclaim its seat at the summer holiday table. And the roasted shallot vinaigrette isn’t half bad, either.
Gluten Free Tomato Tart with Rich Savory Pie Crust: This simple tomato tart can easily be made days ahead of time (make it today, have it on Labor Day), covered and stored in the refrigerator. Just let it come to room temperature before serving, or warm it in a 200°F oven if that sounds good. Don’t miss the rich savory gluten free pie crust recipe. Guaranteed flakiness.
Gluten Free Pretzel Dogs: These all beef hot dogs are dressed to impress. Maybe it’s not often that you serve your kids processed meat, so why not blow their minds and wrap those dogs in pretzels?
Watermelon Lemonade: Because it’s good. It’s naturally gluten free, sure, so you could get this recipe anywhere. But this is a better recipe than you’ll find anywhere else. Says me.
Pulled Pork on a Gluten Free Hawaiian Bun: Make the pulled pork in a Dutch oven on the grill, and delight your friends and family. The Hawaiian bun in the picture is from Bakes Bread, but I show you to go all aloha on another bun recipe here on the blog.
Gluten Free “Wheat” Thins Crackers: For snacking. With cheese? They’re a dead ringer for the “real” thing.
No Bake Gluten Free Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes: You gotta have dessert, right? You can even make them with yesterday’s Crispiest Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies as the crumbs for the base. But … make them.
Mojitos: Careful with these, my favorite drink of summer. They go down real easy. Enjoy responsibly!