How to Eat Red, White and Blue All Day Long on Memorial Day

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawber

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawber

Food Network Kitchens Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Food Network Kitchens Blueberry French Toast Casserole

No matter how you choose to spend your Memorial Day, eating red, white and blue foods is a good way to get in the patriotic spirit, especially when you start it off at breakfast. Gather together with family and friends over the long weekend and dig into our favorite flag-inspired dishes all day long.

Breakfast

Start the special day with Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawberries. The red and blue berries bring bold patriotic colors along with their innate juicy sweetness, while a dollop of whipped cream adds a pillowy, cooling quality to hot French toast.

Red and White Double Dippers with Blue Corn Chips

Red and White Double Dippers with Blue Corn Chips

Food Network Kitchens Red and White Double Dippers with Blue Corn Chips

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Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Food Network Kitchens Red and White Double Dippers with Blue Corn Chips

Snack Time

It might be the most low-key bite of the day, but that doesn’t mean your daily snack can’t be colored red, white and blue too. Opt for a different hue of bagged tortilla chip, and munch on Red and White Double Dippers with Blue Corn Chips at your cookout or by the pool.

Buffalo Puppies

Buffalo Puppies

Food Network Kitchens Buffalo Puppies

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Food Network Kitchens Buffalo Puppies

Main Dish

When you give one of America’s favorites, hot dogs, the red-white-and-blue treatment, you get Buffalo Puppies. Drizzled with blue cheese sauce and topped with red onions and crumbled blue chips, cocktail hot dogs nestled in baby buns have everything you need — including our three must-have colors.

Red White and Blue Potato Salad

Red White and Blue Potato Salad

Food Network Kitchens Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

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Food Network Kitchens Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

Side Dish

Using three kinds of potatoes (skinned baby red, Yukon and purple potatoes) gives you the all-American color you need for Red, White and Blue Potato Salad. Mixed with sliced hearts of palm, piquillo peppers, scallions and an easy vinaigrette, this side dish is satisfying enough to round out any backyard barbecue menu.

Photo by: Heather Ramsdell

Heather Ramsdell

Drink

Slurp down Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris, complete with icy layers of spiked frozen strawberries, blue Curacao liqueur slush and rum-infused coconut sorbet, to give even your cocktail a splash of red, white and blue spirit.

Dessert

The best way to end a long weekend is with dessert. Layer up a Red, White and Blueberry Trifle with store-bought angel food cake, a tangy-sweet cream cheese mixture, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries for a scoopable dessert worthy of fireworks.

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