As we fire up our grills to welcome summer we honor those who have served our country. Beyond the smoky grill, corn on the cob and ice cream is the gratitude that we share for those who protect and help us to live peaceful lives. That is the main point of Memorial Day.
Thank you to people who have dedicated their lives to service and to the families who love them. I am forever grateful.
Let’s start a little sweet. These recipes can be served for breakfast or energy lifting snacks throughout the day.
What says American pride more that juicy apples?! Try them baked with my nutty filling and you will never think of apples the same way again.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal This is Americana in in a warming bowl of fun filled flavor.
It is also time for ripe juicy plums…
The name says it all here. If you are craving more crumbly topping than fruit then try:
Jazz up breakfast or brunch with Sweet Coconut Eggs on Toast. Have you ever tried a sweet scrambled eggs? Oh you must!
Oatmeal. Oatmeal with more blueberries than you could ever imagine.
Here are a few cooling drinks to try…
This recent post got a lot of attention ~ especially when readers got all excited about hitting it up with a splash of rum!
Now let’s take a look at savory.
Chips and dips are always popular and feed a party crowd!
Everyone needs a great guacamole recipe.
My Bacon Guacamole Salsa is the ultimate for dipping or topping your favorite fish, steak or chicken.
Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy crowd pleaser too!
Raise your hand if you like to grill when the weather warms up? (I am frantically waving both hands in the air by the way!)
Here is a great grilled side dish that is perfect for any menu.
Everyone loves food on a stick.
Try my little Hot Dog Skewers & Creamy Avocado Dip…
People love salads. Especially when you add cheese, grilled chicken and lots of veggies. Don’t forget to top it all off with a homemade vinaigrette.
Here is another salad with the ever popular and delicious quinoa…
BLT-A Quinoa Salad Serve yours up in little mason jars too. Would make for a fun table setting!
For more table top inspiration check out my Table Toppers Pinterest board.
Cool it down after meal time with some homemade popsicles!
Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles are sure to please pink lovers, watermelon lovers and everyone in between.
Creamed Corn Popsicles will a great conversation starter!
Pretty and polka dotty…
Ice cream, you scream we all scream for….
Enjoy your long weekend with family and friends.!
- Let’s Not Forget What Memorial Day is Really About Forbes
- My July 4th + Memorial Day Pinterest board
- Memorial Day 2011 Recipes
- Recipes for Labor Day Weekend 2011