Graduation Party Recipes for Meats, Beans, Appetizers and a Couple of Punches

It is that time of year again. I actually saw a sign for a student’s graduation party this weekend already. I hope that these recipes help make that day easier to prepare for and meet with the approval of your guests.

Congratulations to all of the new graduates. May your futures be filled with bright opportunities and excellent adventures.

The Swedish Farmer's Daughter

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Most graduation party menus include more that just salads and sweets.  There is usually a meat entree, beans and a couple of fruit or vegetable appetizers.  To wash all the great food down or just stay hydrated on a hot afternoon–a tangy cold beverage or punch recipe will be greatly appreciated by party goers.

This blog and the recent blog of salad, bar and cookie recipes should help complete any time-pressed host or hostess’graduation party menu.  This blog contains meat, bean, appetizer and beverage recipes.


Whether is is a pork,beef, lamb, chicken or turkey graduation meat entree’s are usually sauced, shredded and served on a bun.  The key to getting the meat tender enough to shred with a fork, is to cook it at a low temperature slowly over a long period of time. Barbecue grills, smokers, ovens and crock pots can all be used to slow cook meat.

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