Carnival of Recipes
Note: This will be the only post for today as well... back to the regular posting tomorrow!
Being Memorial Day weekend, I thought I would give you THIS LINK to the US Memorial Day History and Information site.
Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:
- * by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
- * by visiting memorials.
- * by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
- * by flying the 'POW/MIA Flag' as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
- * by participating in a "National Moment of Remembrance": at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
- * by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
I think a gathering of the family to celebrate and remember our loved ones, our ancestors, and our friends who died in conflicts and wars is a good way to show what this holiday means. And whenever my family gathers, there is always food. I hope that there is in your household as well... and here are some delicious recipes to help you make something scrumptious out of that food. And being particularly busy, I
stole plagiarized a lot of the phrases directly from the blogger's post. If something looks familiar, it's because you saw it here first. ;-)
Get those grocery lists out... I'm telling you that there are some recipes you will be wanting to make tomorrow for your family.
Salads & Soups:
You want food, but you don’t want that stuff that comes from ripping the lid off a box of instant something. Here’s a way to a great warm bowl of something... easy and pretty quick... Lentil Soup from Mostly Cajun at Mostly Cajun.
Smok'n! Actually there is an excellent write up on how to 'smoke' with your grill. Then two wonderful recipes to try out at the end. Cold Smoked, Brined Port Roast will give you a very delicious succulent pork roast. And for something different, there is the Hot Smoked Guajillo Strip Steaks. Spicy but by no means hot.
Something cool and delicious for the hot Memorial weekend. Key Lime Mousse from Kevin at Seriously Good.
Miscellaneous and Side Dishes:
I love breads... all kinds of breads. And before children, I use to make bread from scratch. I have never had nor made Nan (Fried Leavened Bread). Bill from World Famous Recipes was kind enough to submit this recipe for us to try.
This Quick and Easy Asparagus recipe from NerdMom at the Nerd Family brought back memories. My mom would never let us eat the asparagus when she had them for the dinner vegie for a long time. By the time we were teenagers we loved them. Something about loving what you can't have. GRIN.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a recipe. It makes for a wonderful weekend to see all this delicious food.
UPDATE #2: Tink did the graphic names for me!Posted by vw bug at May 28, 2006 06:33 AM | TrackBack