A Foolproof Labor Day Menu

Entertaining on Labor Day should be an easy, breezy affair. After all, even the host should be able to enjoy time relaxing with friends and family. These surefire recipes are easy to prepare, but they are also guaranteed to garner rave reviews at your barbecue. A refreshing sangria can be assembled in a pitcher or punch bowl so that guests can help themselves. Bruschetta topped with ripe red tomatoes market is sublimely simple; be sure to seek out the best tomatoes you can find at the farmers’ market. For the main course, a simple grilled pork loin gets tons of flavor from our exclusive barbecue sauce and zesty mango-lime “spackle” with a minimum of effort. For dessert, a blackberry crumble celebrates summer produce and is easier to assemble than a pie.