by Borderstan.com May 24, 2011 at 11:00 am 2,074 0

Borderstan, Memorial Day Weekend BBQ, awkward.media, Flickr

You can already find heirloom tomatoes in the farmers’ markets and some stores thanks to greenhouses and California. (Photo from awkward.media in Borderstan Flickr pool)

From Alejandra Owens at One Bite At A Time. Follow her on Twitter @frijolita.

It’s almost summertime and Memorial Day is next Monday. Hosting a BBQ this weekend? Don’t want to settle for boring hot dogs and regular old burgers? GOOD! I’ve got just the post for you!

In fact, the recipes I am sharing were so popular last year with Borderstan readers that I am running the post again today in time for Memorial Day 2011 (it originally last year before Memorial Day).

With six days to go, you have plenty of time to pick a few recipes from the ones I’ve collected below–all from your very own DC Food Bloggers–and then get to the grocery store.

There are eight main dishes, 12 sides and salads and eight deserts — plenty of options for you and your guests.

Don’t be afraid. None of us are so gourmet that you can’t make these recipes easily or quickly. Plus, we’ll give you the low-down on any given recipe and throw in a few tips and tricks while we’re at it!

Making a few BBQ standards special will get everyone at your picnic, backyard or roof deck extra excited about your party. What? Don’t you want to be the envy of all your friends?

Have fun grillin’ it up this weekend folks! Share your favorite grill recipes with us in the comments.

Recipes below the fold!

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