Memorial Day Cooking Survey: Indoors or Outdoors?

Memorial Day Cooking Survey: Indoors or Outdoors?

Faith Durand
May 24, 2008

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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