Dinner on the Grill

Grilled Corn on the Cob. Linda Larsen

Cooking dinner on your grill always feels like a holiday to me. My family didn't grill very much when I was growing up - but we always grilled on summer holidays. The Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Memorial Day were grilling days.

Whether you have a gas grill or cook over charcoal, cook outdoors this summer, especially on holidays. I feel it's important to establish traditions as my family did, so your kids will have wonderful memories of their childhood.

If you're new to grilling, check out How to Grill and be sure to follow Food Safety rules to the letter. Try this menu; it's my favorite grilled celebratory dinner. And have a wonderful Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Grilled Dinner

  • Glazed Beef Tenderloins
    Beef tenderloin is one of the most expensive cuts of meat, but since there is no extraneous fat and no bone, there's also no waste. It's also unbelievably tender, juicy, and flavorful. This delicious glaze is the perfect complement to the meat.
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob
    Have you ever grilled corn on the cub in the husk? The grill adds fabulous smoky flavor to corn while bringing out its juicy sweetness. Try it!
  • Vegetable Kabobs
    Grilled vegetables are so delicious, and kabobs are a fun way to eat them. Even picky kids will like these kabobs; use your favorite vegetables, being sure to precook any type of potato.
  • Grilled Cheese Bread
    Lots of cheese is melted into a gooey topping on crisp and chewy bread. What could be better?
  • Grilled Pineapple
    And for dessert, grilled pineapple topped with your favorite ice cream or sorbet is spectacular. Grilling caramelizes the sugars in the fruit, adding depth of flavor to this super easy recipe.