Non-Labor Intensive Recipes for Labor Day!
On the holiday where we celebrate the hard work we’ve done all year long, the goal is to put your feet up, enjoy the summer breeze, but still indulge in a delicious meal. So why not a menu that’s a snap to throw together? As I always think of dessert first, I wanted to treat my family to the speediest chocolate mousse EVER. One blender, four ingredients (plus boiling water) and some downtime in the fridge and you have the ultimate chocolate dessert.
Rich and Dreamy Blender Chocolate Mousse
Now this speedy mousse won’t be exactly like Julia’s Mousse au Chocolat, but with only 5 minutes of prep, it’s not too shabby. Not.at.all. It’s imperative that you get the chocolate melted with the boiling water or your mousse won’t be creamy. My fancy pants blender needed a quick scrape to ensure that the corners didn’t trap any unmelted bits. Plus, I’d recommend finding a pasteurized egg since like most classic mousse, the eggs will not be cooked. And on your relaxing holiday weekend, the last thing you want is a food borne illness. The most difficult part of this recipe is allotting 2 hours for this blender chocolate mousse to chill before you dive in! Wishing you all a splendid, safe holiday weekend!!!
More No-Labor Recipes from the Sunday Supper Team:
Savory Snacks and Sides:
- Acorn Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Quesadillas by Our Good Life
- Copy Cat: Momma’s Nachos by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Cream Cheese and Peach Chutney Pastry Cups by Soni’s Food
- Easy Peasy Cole Slaw by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Fruit & Cheese Platter by The Freshman Cook
- Olive Tapenade by Whole Food | Real Families
- Semi-Homemade Baked Beans by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Smoked Salmon Spread with Sourdough Baguette by A Gouda Life
Labor Free Main Dishes:
- Ace of Clubs by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Easy and Tasty Filet Mignon on the Grill by Family Foodie
- Easy Baked Spaghetti for a Crowd by Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Greek Salad Endive Boats by Casa de Crews
- Grilled Butternut Squash, Zucchini and Steak with Chimichurri Sauce by Caroline’s Cooking
- Pesto Chicken with Fennel & Tomato Couscous by Books n’ Cooks
- Simple Cheese Enchiladas by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Simple Grilled Rosemary Shrimp by Nosh My Way
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Mustard Barbecue Sauce by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes by Food Done Light
- Spicy Thai Noodles by Momma’s Meals
Sweet Treats and Drinks:
- Apple Spice Dump Cake by Palatable Pastime
- Blender Chocolate Mousse by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles by What Smells So Good?
- Coconut Martini by Desserts Required
- Creamy Coconut Popsicles by Food Lust People Love
- Eiskaffee by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Healthy Grab’n’Go Breakfast Muffins by Happy Baking Days
- Mango Salad with Crystallized Ginger by MealDiva
- Mini Pavlovas by Curious Cuisiniere
- One Step Vanilla Sauce by Magnolia Days
- White Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Bars by Pies and Plots
Labor Free Labor Day:
- 10 Store-Bought Cooking Shortcuts by Sunday Supper Movement
- 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
- ¼ cup boiling water
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg (pasteurized preferred)
- Place chocolate into your blender. Pour in the boiling water and blend for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides quickly and blend for another 15 seconds.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend to mix, about 15 seconds.
- Scrape down the sides and blend until smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses and chill for at least 2 hours.
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