Heading out of NYC for the long weekend, or planning a staycation at home? If you are one of many celebrating this Memorial Day Weekend , most likely you will be attending a BBQ or two over the holiday. If you’re looking for last minute recipes that you can bring with you on the train or easily enjoy in your apartment, here are some recipes for our Sagamore residents that are perfect to bring to any get together this Memorial day Weekend.
Wings: Wings are the perfect snack to bring to any BBQ. They can be served before the main meal while everyone is catching up and socializing and are easy to transport if you plan on cooking them in your Sagamore apartment and taking them with you to a BBQ. Try some Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Wings. They take about 2-3 hours in the slow cooker but are well worth the wait! Love the idea of wings but looking for a shorter cook time? Try some Honey BBQ Wings! With a little extra flavor than traditional BBQ wings, these take less than a hour to make!
Pasta Salad: There are hundreds of different pasta salad recipes you can make to bring to any party over the holiday weekend, While pasta salads might seem like a typical side dish, they are always different are always a hit! Stick with a simple traditional Veggie Pasta Salad that will please everyone. Add a combination of cucumbers, celery, radishes and olives for that fresh beginning of summer taste. Add vinegar and oil and some garlic powder to top it off. If you want a more involved recipe try BLT Pasta Salad. The recipe is as easy as it sounds with bacon, lettuce, tomato and of course pasta as the main ingredients. Mix italian and ranch together for the dressing.
Looking for more ideas of what you can bring along to a Memorial Day BBQ? Check out the below articles for more suggestions for our Sagamore residents!
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If you don’t have any plans this upcoming Memorial Day weekend and are still looking to leave the hustle and bustle of NYC for the holiday, there are plenty of day trips you can take to escape the craziness of the city. Here are some tips for our Sagamore residents who are looking to get out this Memorial Day.
Fire Island: Grab some friends and make a day trip down to Long Island and visit Fire Island. Accessible by public transportation, this spot is a favorite for a local getaway. There are plenty of places to eat and shop over the 32 mile stretch of the Island. Visit the historic Fire Island Lighthouse and take a tour of the tower, take a trip to the Sunken Forest and spend the day at one of the many shore bars on the Island. If you have a group looking to getaway make a weekend out of it and rent a house on the Island!
Hudson: Hudson has some of the best places to eat in Upstate NY and is easily accessible by train. Make your way from the Sagamore over to Penn and take an Amtrak train to this charming New York town. There is plenty that you can do– and something to please everyone if you plan on grabbing some friends to join you. Visit one of over 50 antique shops in the town, take a tour and walk along the town’s oldest streets and see some of the historic landmarks and buildings. There are several other boutiques and shops, auction houses and if you are lucky there may be a live performance happening in one of their event spaces!
Saratoga Springs: Take a bus out of Port Authority and take a day or weekend trip up to Saratoga Springs. This quaint town has plenty to do and is the perfect combination of things to do if you aren’t looking for a completely isolated spot to adventure to, while getting away from city life and enjoying the charm of a small town, beautiful nature views, and more. Visit one of the many shops along the local strip as you make your way through the town. Saratoga is also home to one of the biggest racetracks in the country.
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