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This summer has certainly flown by for sure. We pretty much have relaxed and just focused on having fun this seasonn. We’ve spent the past few months out east at our home. Luckily for us, (actually my kids), we have a big backyard and pool, quite the opposite of our New York City apartment, and we’ve just been soaking up every last bit of sun and splash and our family time together here.
Something I’ve been doing all summer long, and a treat for this city girl, is grilling! Grilling is the ultimate summer staple and I love that it keeps me outdoors with the kids, and it really is less mess to clean. With Labor Day just around the corner, I’m already planning my menu. Labor Day eats are always a big part of the holiday for my family.
From pasta salads, burgers on the grill and everything in between, Labor Day is just as much about the food as it is getting together with the family. This year, we won’t be gathering with friends or extended family for the end of summer bash, but we will certainly be having our own Labor Day celebration to bid farewell to yet another summer. As always, BJ’s Wholesale is helping me get ready for the big day with its value and convenience.
Although we won’t be in the same space, we’re not going to be alone this Labor Day. Everyone in my family has smartphones, so we’ll be connecting over those to stay socially distanced, but together in spirit. We’ll be able to hang out and celebrate the holiday together even if we can’t be physically together. And while we’re doing that, we’ll all be noshing on our favorite Labor Day eats. We’re all going to make the same dishes so we can “eat” together as a family.
I’ve added a few new dishes to my Labor Day menu this year, but the one I think will be the biggest hit is this BBQ Jerk Chicken. It’s a family favorite around here, and shockingly enough, my kids love spicy food. The recipe calls for just a few ingredients, but one that I always have on hand during the summer months is Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. While stocking up at my local BJ’s Wholesale this month, I made sure to grab a double pack of Hellmann’s Lite Mayonnaise. It’s the richest, creamiest addition to anything from sandwiches to desserts, and the one I always get. In our home, I use Hellmann’s not only for the usual summer side salads and condiments, but also for marinades like this jerk chicken recipe!
I always shop at BJ’s because it combines the savings and selection of a club with the service and friendliness of a corner market. That’s the best combination around. The store also makes it super easy to get what I need. I can shop in-store or online, and I have the option to take advantage of in-club pickup or delivery, as well. They also have their awesome BJ’s App that I’ve mentioned before which makes it even easier to shop and save. Using the app, I can digitally shop, find products and offers, and coordinate purchase methods. Speaking of easier, I can use Instacart for same-day delivery, or I can get 2-day delivery on BJs.com. This shop included my double pack of Hellmann’s Light Mayonnaise, Chicken and Spring Mix salad from Wellsley Farms, watermelon, and these fun festive paper plates and napkins.
BBQ Jerk Chicken
2 Tbsp. Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. Caribbean Jerk seasoning blend
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For marinade, combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, seasoning and soy sauce. Pour marinade over chicken in large, shallow non-aluminum baking dish or plastic bag. Cover, or close bag, and marinate in refrigerator, turning occasionally, 30 minutes.
Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill chicken 12 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked, turning once. Serve with side salad and enjoy!
BJ’s is making it super easy for me to get everything I need for our socially distanced Labor Day. From Labor Day eats to decorations, cleaning products, and more, BJ’s always has everything I need for any holiday or just a random weekday. I hope you and yours will take advantage of BJ’s AND modern technology to create a Labor Day celebration that is both joyful and safe. So if you haven’t signed up, do it now, and start taking advantage of everything BJs has to offer. That includes great recipe ingredients like Hellmann’s. There’s no reason we all can’t have an awesome Labor Day this year!
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*this post was originally published 8/26/2020
20 thoughts on “Labor Day Eats!”
This looks delicious! I haven’t given much thought to Labor Day but this definitely helped get my wheels turning. Thank you!
You’ll love this recipe!
So many awesome uses for mayonnaise. I don’t think the Hellman’s brand is sold in my local supermarket. Looks like you will have an awesome time with the family this Labor Day!
That looks like a simple but delicious recipe! Can imagine having it on a summer day out. Thanks for sharing!
I can’t wait for Labor Day! Another excuse to get out in the backyard and grill!
Right!? I feel the same way.
This recipes looks and sounds delicious and simple to make.
I love Hellmans Mayo, I have been using it all summer! The brand has some amazing products 🙂
I can just tell you and your family are going to have a great labor day.. Enjoy!
I am going to try this recipe. Since the lockdown started, I have been trying all sorts of new recipes and so far my family loves each and every new meal I make! Adding this Jerk Chicken to my meal plan this week.
This looks amazing! I have not grilled nearly as much as I normally do. I think I will start working on that!
Yum, that chicken looks delicious! I great up with Hellmanns and it’s still the brand I pick. I’m going to start thinking about my Labor Day menu now!
Definitely add this delicious chicken to your menu.
This is a great recipe! We have relaxed measures since June and so we have the chance to host socially distanced BBQs.
hellmann’s is the only mayo worth discussing. do you ever dunk your steamed broccoli in mayo? one of my favorite ways to use mayonnaise.
Looks like you had fun and that chicken looks really good. I’m not a mayo fan but wouldn’t mind trying the light ones.
BBQ Jerk Chicken seems like a great idea for September 7! I love chicken and it is much leaner and healthier than red meat. I like it grilled also.
This looks delicious! I can’t believe Labor Day is just around the corner. I am saving your recipe for something quick and easy to make.
I’ve always loved that brand of Mayo even though I don’t eat it that much. Enjoy your labor day celebrations and weekend.