May 28, 2006

Carnival of Recipes is Here

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.

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Here is Blackberry Gingerbread Waffles that make your mouth water just thinking about them. Thanks to Shawn from Everything and Nothing for this entry.

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Salads & Soups:

A healthy alternatives to oil-based salad dressings. Give these three dressings from Joel Fuhrman, M.D. a try!

It is yummy and summery, perfect for the holiday weekend. Dill Pickle Potato Salad from CalTechGirl at Not Exactly Rocket Science.

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.

Smoked Salmon & Corn Salad from the General at The BBQ General not only does this taste great with all things BBQ, but it has gorgeous color!

Caesar Salad from Riannan at In the Headlights gives us a nice substitute for the raw egg yolk issue. Give it a try.

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Perfect for lunch or a light supper on a hot day is this Garden Vegetable 'Pizza' from the Deputyheadmistress at the Common Room.

Burgers are always good for lunch or dinner. These Bean burgers from Recipe at Recipes Recipe sound delicious.

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From Professor Bainbridge on Wine we have a simple and tasty
Swordfish and Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce

Get your kids to eat some spinach with Saag Paneer from the Wacky Hermit at Organic Baby Farm.

A bizarre but tasty dinner dish. Easily scaled. It's called Handheld Hawaiian Haystacks from George at the In the Interest of Me.

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.

A wonderfully easy but tasty dish of Stuffed Italian Chicken Breasts from Neo at More to Follow.

Looking for a change of pace for your burgers this holiday weekend? Try this recipe for black bean & vegie burgers from Marie at Practigal.

Simple and delicious is this Mom's Chicken Marinara from Tink at Tink's Tribulations.

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When you fire up the barbie for your favorite chicken or fish, try this quick dessert as well. The Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Mousse from Green Mountain at A Weight Lifted.

Raspberry Muffins... to die for! These Raspberry Muffins from Maureen at Trinity Prep School sound easy to make and easier to eat!

Something cool and delicious for the hot Memorial weekend. Key Lime Mousse from Kevin at Seriously Good.

This Baja Date Cake from Adam at Men In Aprons is very simple and easy to make. He even posted a picture of it. Yummy.

This Mandarin Orange Cake from keewee at Keewee's Corner is a moist fruity cake and very quick, easy to make.

Brownies with a special name from Sticks at From Chaos to Serendipity. They look easy to make and made my mouth water just reading about them.

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Miscellaneous and Side Dishes:

There are a whole lot more recipes over at me-ander since muse is hosting a kosher cooking carnival. She has even included a couple of recipes of her own.

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.

Curried Noodle Kugle from triticale at the wheat / rye guy makes a main course side dish. Certainly sounds tasty!

Thanks to everyone that submitted a recipe. It makes for a wonderful weekend to see all this delicious food.

UPDATE: This LINK will show you the past and present and future Carnival of Recipes. And next week we have the beautiful SarahK at Mountaineer Musing hosting.

UPDATE #2: Tink did the graphic names for me!

Posted by vw bug at May 28, 2006 06:33 AM | TrackBack

Looks great, VW! Thanks!!

Posted by: Marie at May 28, 2006 09:23 AM

Fantastic job, love the graphics, and what a yummy selection of recipes.

Posted by: keewee at May 28, 2006 10:41 AM

Great job. Now I'm really hungry. :) There are some recipes that look really good this week!

Posted by: Moogie at May 28, 2006 03:52 PM

looks fabulicious! :)

Posted by: Richmond at May 29, 2006 07:36 AM

Wonderful, marvelous; thanks for all that hard work!

Posted by: muse at May 29, 2006 09:34 AM

Wonderful job VW! I'd be starving if I hadn't just eaten. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at May 29, 2006 02:44 PM

Nice work!

Posted by: Gerry Pugliese at May 30, 2006 08:27 AM