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Go Beyond Burgers - Easy #SheSpeaksRecipes & a $50 Giveaway to End the Summer Right

Go Beyond Burgers - Easy #SheSpeaksRecipes & a $50 Giveaway to End the Summer Right

Make the feeling of summer last by getting together with friends, but this time, skip serving the usual burgers and dogs! Whether it's a big Labor Day Blowout or a night with the family, try something different with these fun and easy recipes suggested by fellow SheSpeaks members.

How are you making the most of your summer's end? Tell us for the chance to win a $50 Visa card to buy supplies for your next celebration!

Main Course

Try one of these festive dinners, where you can make the base in advance and then leave it to your guests to add their favorite toppings!

Chicken Tacos: Shred rotisserie chicken and put in skillet with some green enchilada sauce and taco seasoning until warm. Heat some tortillas and a can of refried beans while the chicken is heating and then chop whatever veggies. Dinner on the table in about 15 minutes! (For a bigger crowd, you can also offer chopped meat, fish and/or roasted veggies.) - makysmama

Meatball Subs: Ingredients: frozen turkey meatballs, mozzarella cheese, hoagie/sub rolls, spaghetti sauce, chopped veggies, cheese. Directions: In a small kettle, heat spaghetti sauce. Add frozen meatballs to heat. Add warmed spaghetti sauce to each roll and add meatballs. Let your guests top with their choice of cheese and veggies. Yummy and super easy. - Philly_Girl

Chicken Sliders: Check out this how-to video showing a delicious summer meal and entertaining tips using Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE. Video by TabithaBlue, sponsored by Rubbermaid.

Sides

Don't stress about sides when you are entertaining. Try one of these options that are easy to throw together, but sure to please any guest.

Caprese Salad: An easy summer side is sliced tomatoes layered with basil and mozzerella, drizzled with a tasty balsalmic. - bwappman

Oven Roasted Veggies: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Chop butternut squash, onion, brussel sprouts, and whole cloves of garlic tossed with olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spread veggies evenly so they're not crowded. Roast for 40 minutes, turning veggies after 20 minutes for an even cook. - tweetibird

Drinks & Dessert

Drink Fruit Bar: Many people have fruit with dessert. But you can put a special twist on your drinks table by having a bowl of cut up fruit, like oranges, lemons, strawberries or raspberries to drop into drinks. This works great with ice water, champagne, wine, or even hard alcohol like vodka.

Ice Cream Sandwiches: Nothing says summer more than ice cream. But scooping different flavors can get tedious. Instead, serve piles of ice cream sandwiches. The classic could make any child, or adult, smile, but if you want to get fancier, they are easy to make in advance with ice cream and your favorite cookie. You can even add sprinkes or mini-chocolate chips to the sides.

How are you savoring summer? Tell us for the chance to win a $50 Visa card to prep for your next celebration!

There are three ways to enter:

  1. Comment below and tell us what you are doing to make the most of the last days of summer.
  2. Tweet about the giveaway: Click HERE to Tweet: “Making the most of summer by entering the #SheSpeaksRecipes $50 Visa giveaway, thx to @SheSpeaksUp! bit.ly/2wYeeGm"
  3. BONUS (worth 5 entries!): Post on Instagram: Take a photo to show how you're enjoying the end of summer. Tag #SheSpeaksRecipes, #SheSpeaks and #entry.

*One lucky commenter, Tweeter or Instagrammer will be chosen at random to receive a $50 Visa card. Giveaway is open through September 10th, 2017 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • kasie34k By kasie34k
    08.23.17  

    I'm meeting with friends, hitting the river, BBQ's and fun! #SheSpeaksRecipes

  • tmaadman By tmaadman
    08.23.17  

    Taking the kids to the Zoo Labor day weekend!

  • CFFowler13 By CFFowler13
    08.23.17  

    Me and the fam are heading up to Martha's Vineyard for Labor Day weekend. It's going to be the perfect way to wrap up the summer!

  • 1Nancy By 1Nancy
    08.23.17  

    We like to shop the farmer's market for the freshest and most affordable summer produce . We love fresh produce in our meals and snacks. We enjoyed some watermelon today!

  • elizdup By elizdup
    08.23.17  

    The last frozen Margarita...banana, raspberry, strawberry sangria and peach! I hope to have my guest coming back to my next summer blow. Again!!

  • JulsB20 By JulsB20
    08.23.17  

    We are planning one last camping trip

  • suttondancer By suttondancer
    08.23.17  

    Getting outside as much as possible enjoying the nice weather before fall weather comes.

  • Mrshughes805 By Mrshughes805
    08.23.17  

    BBQ BBQ BBQ. Nothing says summer like getting family and friends together to BBQ. Yummy food, fun times, late nights!!!

  • tcarolinep By tcarolinep
    08.23.17  

    We are going hiking and state fair!

  • Jenny391 By Jenny391
    08.23.17  

    Staying inside and reading a lot. Impossible to go outside in Texas in the summer. Cannot wait for summer to be over and the heat to go away. Looking forward to fall and cooler temps!

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