A collection of Memorial Day recipes to help you celebrate the US military servicemen and women in style!
Memorial Day! Just last night I was thinking about this holiday. It usually falls around my daughter and my dad’s birthday, and so we get a long weekend, and get to celebrate them a little longer, while also celebrating the amazing service men and women who served in the US military.
My Grandfather, who passed in 2002, is one of the people I honor during this holiday.
Life has been so chaotic and hectic for me the last few years, I haven’t taken much time to reflect on my relationship with him.
Last night I happened to see a beautiful photo of him. He was smiling, his eyes crinkled and twinkling, and I felt this huge flood of emotions. I immediately started crying. I had not even realized how much I miss this amazing man.
He not only served his country, but his family, and his community.
I had the great privilege of helping to compile his life story with my grandma after he passed away. We went through hundreds of photos, his journals, letters that he wrote, and were written to him, and the underlying theme of his life was service and kindness.
I can say with complete certainly that there is literally NOT ONE PERSON with something bad to say about him. I love my grandpa dearly, and wish I had more time with him.
I will be thinking of him while I eat amazing food on Memorial Day! Who will you be thinking of?
Jalapeno Bacon Burger – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Sweet Maple Barbecue Chicken Kebobs – A Dash of Sanity
Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Peas – Domestic Superhero
Berry Swirl Cheesecake – Wine & Glue
Blackened Chicken & Quinoa Salad – Fake Ginger
Creamy Pea Salad – Love Bakes Good Cakes
Spicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers – Self Proclaimed Foodie
Memorial Day Firework Cupcakes – Culinary Ginger
Ranch BLT Pasta Salad – Let’s Dish
Raspberry Shooters – White Lights on Wednesday
Double Berry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt – Kleinworth & Co.
Broccoli Bacon Pasta Salad – Mandy’s Recipe Box
Patriotic Monster Cookies – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Lemon Cheesecake Trifles – The Recipe Rebel
Classic Italian Pasta Salad – Wishes and Dishes
Spicy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks – Lemons for Lulu
Potato Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Maple Mustard Dressing – Cooking and Beer
Basic Macaroni Salad – 365 Days of Baking and More
Grilled Sausage with Peppers and Onions – Cravings of a Lunatic
USA Flag Eclair Cake – Big Bears Wife
Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake – My Suburban Kitchen
Spinach, Pine Nut & Parmesan Pasta Salad – Lemon Tree Dwelling
Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
No Mayo Roasted Potato Salad – The Love Nerds
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