Memorial Day is quickly approaching and although this year’s plans may be a little different, you can still enjoy the holiday together with your family with some patriotic dishes. And what says “patriotic” better than red, white and blue? Celebrate and honor the bravery of our military with these five easy red, white and blue recipes.
Besides providing some colorful, festive spirit to the day, these recipes are also made with five ingredients or less. That means they’re festive and affordable! And when you shop for your recipe essentials at Food Lion, you can enjoy the great savings with our everyday low prices.
Grilled Berry S’mores
Graham crackers, gooey roasted marshmallows and rich chocolate - what can possibly make this classic campfire dessert better? How about a version perfect for Memorial Day (and the 4th of July too)? This red, white and blue recipe is a slight twist on s’mores with the addition of strawberries and blueberries.
To make these Grilled Berry S'mores, you’ll need wooden skewers, your grill and the five ingredients we listed above. Start by putting marshmallows, strawberries and blueberries on the skewers. Grill the skewers on medium heat until the marshmallows are lightly toasted, which should take about 3 to 4 minutes. Then, it’s time to assemble the s’mores and enjoy!
Coconut Water & Berry Red, White & Blue Popsicles
If you love strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and coconut water, this frozen red, white and blue recipe is one you should definitely try! Besides being refreshing, sweet and fruity, these popsicles are also made using the four ingredients we just listed. That’s it! So, they’re very low-cost to make too.
And if you’re looking for a family-friendly activity for Memorial Day, get the kids involved in making the popsicles with your own popsicle mold. Or, if you don’t have a mold, use an ice cube tray with wooden popsicle sticks or skewers (cut in half). Then, once frozen, enjoy your Coconut Water & Berry Red, White & Blue Popsicles together.
Red, White & Blue Pound Cake
When you don’t have time to bake a cake from scratch for your patriotic celebration, this dessert recipe is the perfect solution. Made with a pre-made frozen pound cake, blueberry pie filling, strawberry (or raspberry) pie filling and whipped topping, this red, white and blue recipe is festive and ready to eat after 10 minutes of prepping and a few hours in the refrigerator.
Sound like a dessert recipe you want to try this holiday? Visit our recipe portal for directions on how to make it.
Tip: You can also find a pre-made pound cake in the bakery department at your local Food Lion!
Watermelon & Blueberry Sparklers
Part recipe, part family fun activity, this festive recipe is very simple to make and only requires two ingredients, plus wooden skewers - blueberries and watermelon. And as you can see from the photo, the watermelon is cut into little stars. What’s the best way to cut shapes into melon? A star-shaped cookie cutter works well or you can simply free-hand with a knife.
The cookie cutter option is safer for the kiddos, but if you are cutting the watermelon with a knife, just handle that part first and then let them assemble their sparklers. Start with the blueberries, then top off with a watermelon star.
Get all of the directions for these easy Watermelon & Blueberry Sparklers here!
Firecracker Jello Cups
Jello is an easy dessert the whole family can enjoy and when you layer the right colors, you have the perfect red, white and blue recipe to celebrate any patriotic holiday, including Memorial Day. These adorable Firecracker Jello Cups are made up of five ingredients total, including:
- Strawberry Jello
- Berry blue Jello
- Boiling water
- Whipped cream
- Fresh blueberries
Tip: No fresh blueberries on-hand? Substitute fresh for frozen!
As you get ready to celebrate Memorial Day this year, we hope these five easy red, white and blue recipes come in handy! Visit your neighborhood Food Lion to pick up the ingredients you need to craft your favorites. And if you’re planning to grill out with your family at home, we’ve got you covered with all of your meat grilling essentials. Enjoy the holiday, everyone! And a special thanks to our nation’s active military, veterans and military families who have done and given so much.