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!
Best Memorial Day Recipes
54 Memorial Day Side Dishes
There are plenty of fun events going on around New York City that The Sagamore residents can be a part of this Memorial Day. If you are looking to get out of the city and celebrate, there is even more to take part in! In the neighborhoods surrounding NYC including Long Island, Westchester and the rest of the Hudson Valley, you can venture and explore the surrounding New York area by taking part in local activates.
If you are looking for an outdoor adventure to take advantage of the beautiful sunny weather (fingers crossed!), take a hike on one of the many trails upstate in the Hudson Valley. Bear Mountain State Park is just about an hour north of NYC and is a favorite of upstate residents. There are several hiking paths that you can choose from based on length and difficulty level. When you’re done, stop by the Bear Mountain Zoo and enjoy the company of all the wonderful animals the reservation helps take care of. Here are some other Hudson Valley hiking paths to check out.
Minnewaska State Park
Walkway Over the Hudson
Venture south of the city to Long Island and enjoy the fresh air and ocean breeze at Fire Island. Memorial Day weekend kicks the season off as the first big weekend. Rent a beach house for the weekend and walk the board walks, visit the many shops and restaurants or take a dip in the water if it’s warm enough! You can also take the ferry from one of several Long Island locations for a day visit.
If you are looking for some sun, there are plenty of Long Island beaches close by to the city all opening Memorial Day weekend. Even if the weather is not quite up to swimming in, sitting on the beach with friends, family, and a nice book can make for a relaxing holiday weekend. The local and popular Long Island beaches include Robert Moses, Jones Beach and Sunken Meadow.