Hope everyone has a wonderfully relaxing weekend with those they love. Let's all remember to not only make this a time for celebration, but one of reflection. Are we teaching our children that everything should be a celebration with food and fun or are we teaching the a bit about sacrifice? I would love to hear how some of y'all use Memorial Day as a opportunity to educate their children. My hubby and I always visit our loved ones in the cemeteries as well as having babygirl write a letter to a soldier. The letter writing will be particularly enjoyable this year as babygirl is an independent writer. Of course, being the good ole' Southern family we are, we will have a cookout, too. We will be having several people over on Sunday and as I sit here and type I realize I have much to do to get ready. MUCH to do. First things first, my menu. I have a bit of a dilemma...I am a self-professed foodie. My family members are not so much. They enjoy plain jane food....basic grilled burgers and dogs along with the usual fixin's. I long for fancier fare. This weekend, I've decided to do it my way for a change and see how it goes.
Spinach Dip with assorted veggies and crackers
Marinated slow-cooked mushrooms
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus, roasted
Green Beans with bacon, onions and carrots
Grilled hot dogs (for kids)