The Organized Life, Laborless Labor Day Weekend Recipes

Do you have special plans for Labor Day weekend?

I do a lot of back and forthing,  from the coast to the city,  and I like to have a general food plan to keep things running smoothly

This week I’m gathering favorite Labor Day dishes, that will be simple to make,  you know, Laborless recipes  😊

Blue Raspberry Bread with Orange Glaze,   can be made ahead of time and frozen

blueberry quick bread

Stone Fruit and Berry Salad will be great for lunch or a side with dinner

roasted fruit salad

Chocolate Cashew Pecan Cookie Bars   are always requested, a version of 7 layer bars,  using crescent rolls as the crust

chocolate cashew pecan bars

My family insists on a homemade snack mix, so I’ll be making a big batch of sweet and salty Harvest Snack Attack

harvest snack attack

We will need a dip, like this hardy Enchilada Dip,  for the first Alabama game of the season 

Roll Tide Roll!  🏈


I think I’ll keep breakfast simple and serve Breakfast on a Stick

breakfast on a stick 3

Island Time Chicken Wings cook in the Slow Cooker so we can play all day

Island Chicken Wings

We’ll keep sides simple with roasted vegetables like Broccoli Candy

broccoli candy

and Honey Roasted Carrots with Green Beans and Sesame Seeds

roasted carrots and green beans

You can’t go wrong with Magic Mac & Cheese 1-2-3, all you do is put cooked pasta in a dish and add cheese and milk and it bakes up like magic, no Labor at all!

mac and cheese

We will want to celebrate the end of summer with Grilled Hawaiian Chicken in a Pineapple with Summer Saffron Rice Bake

grilled chicken in a pineapple

Boneless chicken thighs skewered with fresh sweet pineapple slices will take you straight to a tropical island 🍍

saffron rice with veggies

Summer Saffron Rice Bake is full of summer corn and zucchini, yellow rice, a creamy sauce and cheese

saffron rice casserole

It freezes like a dream too, so make it ahead of time, bake it and stash it in your freezer~

red white and sea blue centerpiece

I think after the hottest summer on record this year, we will all be celebrating the end of summer~

patriotic wreath

Just try to keep it Laborless!

for some more Labor Day ideas and recipes see Watermelon and Flip Flops


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and Decorate, It’s Overflowing, Rustic and Refined, Sunday Brunch, USS Crafty

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, Project Inspire, The Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life, Treasure Box Tuesday

Crafty Staci, Hit Me with your Best ShotTickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea Box, ,  Painted Drawer, Weekend Retreat, Your Turn to Shine

14 Responses to “The Organized Life, Laborless Labor Day Weekend Recipes”
  1. Mary says:

    Love your Laborless round up of recipes Jenna! I’m wishing I had a slice of your raspberry bread this morning! Everyone is well fed at your house 🙂

  2. lulu says:

    It looks like you are ready for the crowds to ascend for the holiday weekend. I’m betting your raspberry bread would work with wild Maine blueberries so I’ll be making it.

  3. Nancy says:

    What wonderful recipes! They all look scrumptious and I do know I will try them! I’m going to have to have that cranberry bread first!

  4. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for the nice recipes.

  5. Yum! What time is breakfast served? I’ll be there! (wink)
    Actually, we will be spending time at our cabin as it is the kickoff weekend for my husband and his buddies for dove hunting. And my son is starting LSU this semester and made the drumline. My husband played football for LSU back in the day, so every Sat. night we still go to all the games. Now we have the extra bonus of watching our son play! Fun!

  6. Lynn says:

    Here’s to enchilada dip and football! Woo Hoo:@)

  7. Emily says:

    Jenna, I wish I were as organized as you in the food planning. You always have a great plan for get-togethers everything you are serving always looks perfect. I know it will be a fun time for your lucky guests!

    • You’re very sweet Emily! Yes, I have to be uber organized because I am commuting so much this time of year…I stay flexible though, and I am always up for pizza delivery or a bag of Chick Fil-A! >

  8. JESS44903 says:

    All of these look amazing! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. I love so many of these recipes! I want to try several of them in the next few weeks! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday!

  10. Julie says:

    Hello Jenna, wow thanks for sharing all of these amazing recipes with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    I hope you have a nice week and Labor Day weekend.
    We hope to see you again next week.
    Hugs, Julie

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