Memorial Day Cooking Survey: Indoors or Outdoors?

Memorial Day is the traditional start of picnic season, which often feels like a cruel joke in Ohio and New York; more often than not it's drizzly and cold. We're curious - what are your Memorial Day cooking plans? Are you eating outside or in? Is it high time to fire up the grill, in a ceremonial unveiling? Or are you safely inside until, say, July?

Take our survey then jump below for some good summer menus for both outside and inside cooking.

Menu: Cook Outside (The Meat!!)
Old-Fashioned Juicy Burgers
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Herbed Cornmeal Rub
Grilled Mint Chicken
Mini Lamb Burgers on Roasted Potato Rounds
Tomato, Corn, and Basil Bean Burgers

Menu: Cook Outside (The other stuff)
Bean and Vegetable Salad
Mixed New Potato Salad with Sweet Basil and Shallots
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Monster Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip or Old-Fashioned Cocoa Ice Cream

Menu: Stay Inside (and pretend to grill)
Oven-Broiled Steak
Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad
Braised Radishes with Vinegar and Mint
Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie

Menu: Stay Inside (and forget about grilling)
Goat Cheese with Parsley and Lemons
Stuffed Artichokes
Spring Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Fiddlehead Ferns
Lemon Spongettes

(Image: Cutting the pies and cakes at the barbeque dinner, Pie Town, New Mexico Fair (LOC) from the Library of Congress' Flickr stream. Public domain.)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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