Featured Holiday – Memorial Day

Memorial Day – Memorial Day is a day that the United States remembers the soldiers who lost their lives so they can live in a free country. It was first observed on May 30, 1868. However, in the beginning, not all states celebrated this holiday. It did not become nationally recognized and accepted until 1971. Unfortunately, today, the true purpose of this special day has been lost in cook outs, beer drinking, and a day off from work. Don’t get me wrong…all that is great…BUT, Let’s not forget the cost of our freedom.

Memorial Day Recipes

BBQ Burgers

1-1/2 pound ground sirloin
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 bottle of favorite BBQ sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
1 T. mustard
1 T’ grill/steak seasoning
8 hamburger buns
Favorite burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion, etc)

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and shape into 8 burgers. Grill or fry to desired doneness.

PICNIC POTATO SALAD

7 medium-size baking potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
1 T. mustard
1 teaspoon salt
2 celery ribs, sliced
2 T. onions, finely chopped
1 T. fresh parsley, chopped
Pepper to taste

Garnish: 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (if desired)

Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender; drain and cool. Peel and slice.

Combine all ingredients except potato, mix. Add potatoes and stir gently until well combined. Garnish with hard-boiled eggs, if desired. Chill 2-3 hours…or serve warm.

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