Take-out Tuesday, Easy Favorites for May Celebrations

Take-out Tuesday is all about recipes

that are easier and tastier than restaurant take-out

There a lot of May celebrations on the calendar the next 2 weeks

so I’ve rounded up some tried and true

favorite easy ones from the archives~

Appetizers, main dishes and desserts to to enjoy for

Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby & Mother’s Day

Cinco de Mayo

Before you eat that watermelon, zucchini, lime or Brussels sprouts, use them to make a cute “cactus” decoration!

Watermelon cactus tutorial here

A salad in a bag makes quick work of these yummy vegetable nibbles, a perfect bite for summer gatherings

Roasted Corn Salad Cups

Filo cups from the freezer hold a combo of bacon, tomatoes with green chilies, cheddar and mayo and baked~ make plenty, they will disappear quickly!

Rotel Pies

All the flavors of a beef, bean and cheese taco can be scooped up with a yummy corn chip

Slow Cooker Loaded Taco Dip

Change up taco Tuesday and serve your tacos open face on french bread instead of tortillas

Taco Bread Boat

Use queso from the grocery as a sauce to top these easy homemade burritos

Queso Topped Burritos

Turn that leftover pulled pork into a completely different meal by using it as a filling for enchiladas~ onions, corn, pork and cheese rolled up in flour tortillas with enchilada sauce and baked

Cheesy Corn & Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Don’t forget dessert, these cute little sombrero hat cookies can be made in a snap with sugar cookie dough, canned icing, gumdrops and sprinkles

Sombrero Cookies

Kentucky Derby

Be sure to have some red roses for decoration!

Serve classic Southern favorites like Pimiento Cheese, you can use it to make a variety of delightful finger food

Pimiento Cheese Canapes

Make some yummy ham biscuits with frozen biscuits and orange rolls

Derby Day Biscuits

Crescent roll dough filled with sausage and cheese and baked is hard to resist

Sassy Sausage Squares

Amp up your burgers with a dash of bourbon and a topping of caramelized onions

Bourbon BBQ Burger with Caramelized Onions

You’ve got to have some form of pecan pie, and this biscuit bake is very simple to throw together with canned biscuits, pecans, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and corn syrup

Pecan Pie Biscuit Bake

Mother’s Day

Start Mom’s day off right with a delicious breakfast pastry made with crescent roll dough, almonds and almond paste

Almond Danish

A homemade flatbread made with fig jam, pears, bleu cheese and bacon can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner, or cut into smaller pieces for appetizers

Figgy Bleu Pizza with Pears and Bacon

Mom’s love salad, and this one with fresh strawberries will have everyone smiling

Strawberry Pecan Salad

Get a little fancy with a version of a Swedish sandwich cake~ purchased chicken salad on layers of thin bread form the sandwich, then it’s iced with pimiento cheese, and decorated with cucumbers, parsley and a bacon rose

Mini Smorgastorta

This restaurant worthy main dish is a delightful combination of flavors tucked into flour tortillas and baked with a creamy sauce

California Cannelloni

Serve a light dessert like these easy lemon bites

Lemon Tartlettes

Or a refreshing cool parfait

Key Lime Parfait

Lemon and blueberries are a perfect pairing in this hard to resist bundt cake

Triple Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Don’t forget the champagne!

Creamsicle Mimosas

Enjoy these for May holidays!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party 

Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Full Plate Thursday / Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

30 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Easy Favorites for May Celebrations”
  1. I need to try that watermelon cactus!! So fun 🙂

  2. Lots of these look wonderful, Jenna! I’ve already clicked onto a few of the links!

  3. It all looks delish and is mouthwatering!

  4. Pam says:

    Jenna, thank you for rounding up your wonderful recipes and ideas. The watermelon cactus is creative and fun! Happy Tuesday!

  5. Nancy says:

    I loved all the cactus fun along with your watermelon cactus on your Watermelon Cactus post. You know how much I love living with cacti! I also want to thank you for the inspirational round up. Many delicious links! Thank you!
    Happy Tuesday!

  6. I think I’m going to love May!

  7. Kari says:

    Jenna, thank you for your wonderful recipes….you are truly inspirational my friend and I am using a few of these for my Bible study group on Friday! thanks and hugs.

  8. lghiggins says:

    Such a buffet of delicious treats. All of the Mexican dishes are mouth-watering, and I know I would love the pecan desert and almond breakfast rolls. Welcome, May!

  9. Wonderful idea to cover the May celebrations. Your menus looks amazing and the watermelon is adorable. Creamsicle Mimosas call out to me!

  10. Jenna, thanks for sharing many entertaining ideas with us – so very, very lovely!

  11. Jenna, you certainly have the month of May covered with a great selection of recipes. Derby Day with those biscuits and corn salad cups are calling me. I’ll refer back to these amazing recipes again and again. Thank you!

  12. Mary says:

    Lots of delicious options for the month Jenna! We’re looking forward to a Run for the Roses Saturday. ♥

  13. Happy Cinco de Mayo Jenna. So man y yummy recipes all in one place. Derby Day looks so fun. Love the cute watermelon cactus. Very creative and fun. Happy weekend.

  14. Wow, that watermelon cactus is a showstopper! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

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