5 After 5, Favorite Cookout Food

Will your summer be filled with fun food and cookouts? Consider bringing a few of these dishes along with you!

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Favorite Cookout Food

If you invite me to a cookout, then I'll be getting my taste buds all geared up for a few specific things:

1. Anything containing bacon

It doesn't matter what it is, if it's got bacon in it, I'm scarfing it down before anybody else has a chance to see it.

And there are always a few dishes with bacon on the table, because when you're at a loss over what to bring to a cookout, all you have to do is just open your pantry and add bacon to whatever you've got in there and you know it'll be a winner.

2. Hummus

I went to cookouts all the time when I was growing up and this stuff was never on the table at a single one of them, but it has been a part of every single cookout spread I've been to in the last couple decades.

I'm fine with the standard version, but I love to mix it up a bit with recipes like this one or ideas like these, too!

3. Pasta salad

You'll typically find several variations of pasta salad at a cookout.

I love 'em all.

Especially if they contain bacon.

4. Deviled Eggs

I'm warning you, if you bring these, you'd better bring several dozen, because I'm pretty much going to down at least 24 of the little boogers by my 4th & 5th passes at the food tables.

What? You mean you don't make 4 or 5 passes at the food tables? Let me tell you, you are missing out!

Sometimes people don't feel comfortable bringing these tasty treats to the party because they're all worried about the eggs sitting out in the hot sun all day.

But I like to live dangerously, so I say, bring them on!


5. Nifty little finger food

I'm thinking of those over-achievers who bring fancy little filled phyllo cups, or anything bound inside a crescent roll, or anything stuffed with creme cheese and then, you guessed it, wrapped in bacon!

For next week:

Favorite ice cream flavors

There's not much better on a hot day than a drippy, double-scoop waffle cone filled with something yummy. I can't wait to hear about your favorite flavors, next week!

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