I love Memorial Day weekend because it is the first real holiday of the year. And when I say holiday, I mean, day that I do not go to work that isn’t a weekend.
OK – I do love that but really, Memorial Day is all about honoring fallen veterans. I have so much respect for the men and women who serve(d) in our military. So this weekend, wave a flag, say thanks to a service man or woman, and have just a great time overall.
One great part of Memorial Day weekend is getting together with friends and family and having a barbeque. If you have one planned for this weekend but haven’t finalized your menu, check out some our suggestions below.
Sausage Ballsare great appetizers. You can prep them ahead of time and just heat them up with you are ready to serve. A great finger food.
Want to impress someone with your grilling skills? Try these “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Ribs and/or Citrus Grilled Shrimp. Both have a great burst of flavor that will make everyone happy. Also keep an eye out on Saturday for a recipe for Jalepeno Popper Burgers.
Keep it simple and make your sides on the grill as well. Potato Packets are a quick and easy side dish with great taste. You can also grill some fantastic veggies by using a grilling pan or the same method as the potatoes.
Pair this all with Quick and Easy Sangria. It is light and can be prepared in no time.
And no party is complete without desert. Try this amazing Orange Dreamsicle recipe that Paige posted yesterday. That may have made my menu for this weekend!
We wish you all a safe and happy holiday weekend!