A Delicious Family Cookout Menu to Celebrate Juneteenth
My family has adopted many new holidays over the years, and a few years ago, we added Juneteenth to the lineup. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the United States. It's celebrated on June 19 because on that date in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed enslaved people that the Civil War had ended and slavery had been abolished. The name Juneteenth comes from combining the words "June" and "nineteenth."
How to Celebrate Juneteenth
Juneteenth is a joyous time to spend with family and friends. It's also a great time to reflect and educate others about this holiday. Most people like to celebrate this holiday by having family cookouts and attending events to honor African American history. To celebrate this momentous occasion, my family likes to have a Juneteenth cookout. We take this time to reflect, enjoy time with our family, and of course enjoy some good food! Every year, I try to keep our cookout menu traditional, but still exciting. Here's what we're having this year.
What's on the menu?
Grilled Chicken with Citrus-BBQ Glaze
Easy Pineapple Coleslaw
Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob
Marinated Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Banana Pudding Parfaits
To complete the meal, all you need is a few drink selections, such as iced tea and water. Now that our Juneteenth menu is complete, it's time to sit back, relax, and dig in! Enjoy!
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