As we don our patriotic fashions, watch the parades go by, fire up our grills, mix up our summery libations and sit back to enjoy this summer kick-off holiday, may we always remember those who have made this day possible---the people who have given their lives or lost their loved ones or who put themselves in harm's way each day or live with the fear that their loved ones may never return to them. They gave us (and give us) the freedom and the safety to do all the things that we will to do today (and everyday!)!
Here's what's on the menu at our house this Memorial Day.
Since we are doing a more "grown-up affair", I thought I'd toss the typical hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad and upscale our picnic fare!
So, this year I'm stealing recipes and foodie delights from those who make it possible to be brave and feel safe in doing something just a little out of the ordinary for the ones we love.....
(btw.....each of these recipes/items have been thoroughly tasted-tested by folks with discriminating palettes....that's how they made it to my menu!!)
Spicy Vodka Lemonade (confession: this has not been taste-tested, I just found the recipe this past week and decided that I had to add this to our libation list!)
Angie's Politely Sweet and Spicy Kettle Corn
Insalata Della Casa
Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime and Peanuts
Amazing biscotti and macaroons from THIS place
Iced Lemoncello for sipping.....
Happy Memorial Day!