Proudly display your patriotism—and salute the arrival of summer—with a spirited celebration on Memorial Day.

This stars-and-stripes supper features make-ahead qualities that busy cooks will eagerly want to tap into.

Be sure to flag the recipe for Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken. It conveniently marinates over­night, then quickly cooks on the grill.

By assembling Chilled Tomato Salad early in the day, you can visit with guests instead of spending precious time in the kitchen.

Family and friends will be in their glory when you serve generous slices of Star-Studded Blueberry Pie. (All recipes are shown at right.)

Memorial Day Menu

Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken
Garden-fresh basil is put to good use in this super summer recipe. The chicken turns out moist and tender every time.
—Mary Jo Hopkins, Hobart, Indiana

Chilled Tomato Salad
I use my fresh garden veggies to make this special summer salad. It's popular at picnics.
—Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois

Star-Studded Blueberry Pie
Family and friends say this pleasing pie is better than a popular one served at a local restaurant. If desired, use gooseberries for half of the blueberries.
—Nancy Barker, Silverton, Oregon