The sun is staying out longer and stronger. Summer cookouts with good food and good friends are fast approaching. Whether you're struggling to figure out what you want to eat, or what you want to bring, hopefully this guide can give you some guidance.

Aries (March 21 - April 19): Strawberry Shortcake

You demand attention with your confidence and individuality. You are the secret weapon, a desert people don't always anticipate, but can't help day dreaming about. Soak up every ounce of praise like the spongy cake absorbs the sweet, sticky strawberry juice. 

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Potato Chips

salt, chips, potato, corn, french fries
Emily Palmer

Potato chips never fail to bring a smile to happy eaters' faces. You are someone everyone can count on for a satisfying salt dusted crunch. Thank goodness you are always a staple. 

Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Pasta Salad

Interesting and unique. That's what you are. Pasta salad doesn't make an appearance to every classic cookout, but when it does, you wonder where it has been your whole life. 

Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Grilled Chicken

You are super caring and considerate. As such you want to suit all guests. You are there for the people who don't eat red meat, but still want to feel like they are enjoying a cookout. 

Leo (July 23 - August 22): Popsicles

The spotlight is where you shine. You are the thing that people dream about while they are chowing through their main course. Having you on everyone's mind is exactly the way you want it. 

Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Hamburger

What is a cookout without a good burger? You are one of the most logical signs, so it makes sense that you would play it by the books. But to your credit, a summer night is not complete without a hamburger charring on the grill. 

Libra (September 23 - October 22): Grilled Vegetables

You live for balance and harmony. Grilled vegetables keep everyone's nutrient level high and help to make up for some of the treats that come with the rest of night. 

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Cole Slaw

cabbage, salad, vegetable, carrot, slaw, coleslaw, pepper
Kirby Barth

Like cole slaw, you are brave and stubborn. You are unapologetically yourself. While some people may not love your unique bite, the ones who do seem to be addicts. 

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Corn on the Cob

seafood, sauce, pepper, salmon, vegetable, meat, corn on the cob, corn, gilled, grilled corn
Julia Gilman

You love the outdoors and hate being constrained. This natural finger food is something everyone looks forward to sinking their teeth into, even when they know it may leave a few straggly strands in their gums. 

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19): Green Salad

salad, rice, cheese, Dressing, vinegar, balsamic, napkin, fork, carrot, lettuce
Julia Gilman

Self-control and being responsible is what it's all about. You like tradition and need to keep things in check. A nice green salad helps to balance out other cookout sins, right? 

Aquarius (Jan 20 - February 18) : Hot Dog

mustard, ketchup, sausage, hot dog, bun, sandwich, bread, beef, meat
Tara Bitran

Progressive and independent. Who needs a hamburger when you have a hot dog? You keep the cookout fun with options and help to please all people. 

Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Potato Salad

You are compassionate and people can always count on you to be there. Some people dive straight in, others are more precautious. However, once everyone gets past your mayo-y consistency, you are no doubt a crowd pleaser.