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Have A Wild Kickoff to Summer this Memorial Day Weekend

There’s nothing quite like Memorial Day Weekend (MDW) to signify that warmer summer days are officially on their way (especially here in Maine). As MDW approaches, you’re probably dusting off your sunglasses and digging out your long forgotten about sunscreen as you get ready to enjoy a few days in the backyard, a park, at the lake, or on the beach. But have you decided on which recipes are on your list to celebrate the weekend?

Well, we’re here to help give your MDW a dash of wild and a whole helping of deliciousness. For those of us living in New England wild blueberries definitely are the taste of summer–but for those that aren’t, you can have a little dose of Maine summer by picking up frozen wild blueberries at your local grocery store in the frozen foods aisle.

Check out a few of our favorite family-friendly (and grill-friendly) recipes that include frozen wild blueberries.

Mix up a cocktail/mocktail to sip while grilling – Wild Maine Collins

For a refreshing but healthy cocktail/mocktail, whip up a Wild Maine Collins. This refreshing drink screams “summer is coming” and will get you in the mood for a weekend of family fun. 

While you wait for the grill to heat up, start with some Wild Blueberry Jalapeno Poppers

Start off your backyard picnic with a little kick and a whole lotta flavor with Wild Blueberry Jalapeno Poppers. These tasty appetizers are great to offer alongside veggies and dip or some watermelon to make sure everyone doesn’t go hungry waiting for the main course. Dig in!

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Coat your wings, ribs, or kebabs in Wild Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Every grill master seems to have their own take on what makes the best BBQ sauce, but we’re throwing a new one into the ring. Give our Wild Blueberry BBQ Sauce a try and we promise your family will be begging for seconds. If you don’t eat meat, this sauce also makes for a great dipping option with meat alternatives. 

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Throw together a tried-and-true Caesar Salad, but give it an upgrade with wild blueberries

Caesar salads are always a crowd pleaser, but what if you gave your salad an upgrade? Try adding wild blueberries in for a yummy, summery take on this refreshing appetizer.

Top of your family’s meal with a frozen but healthy treat: Wild Blueberry Yogurt Pops

A holiday meal isn’t truly complete without a sweet treat at the end–but make it healthy with Wild Blueberry Yogurt Pops. These pops will become a fast family favorite and are a sneaky way to incorporate brain healthy wild blueberries into something sweet. Just be careful of brain freeze! 

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How are you spending your MDW? Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to connect with us and share your *wild* weekend plans. We can’t wait to see what you cook up! Have a wonderful, sunny, and safe weekend.

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