Friday, May 22, 2015

Food For a Memorial Day Feast!

As always, I'm shocked by the quick passage of time. It feels like just a day or so ago I was talking about the beginning of the new school term, and now it's already time to start talking about Memorial Day weekend! Of course, that means I'm over halfway done with this quarter and to say I'm happy would be a gross understatement. I cannot wait for this term to be over, for a few reasons: I'm tired of organic chemistry, I need a break from school, and I can't wait to begin taking classes at my new school. Until the end of the term, however, at least I can look forward to some breaks, such as Memorial Day weekend! D, D's brother, and I are all going for a quick overnight sailing trip in Puget Sound, then D's aunt and cousin are visiting from San Diego. It'll be a fun, jam-packed weekend.

Even though we won't be in town to enjoy a barbecue, I came up with some great 3-day-weekend meal ideas for you!

Snacks and Entrees

Oven-Baked Onion Rings: When you want onion rings, but you don't want quite as much fat as fried onion rings, this is the recipe for you!

Spicy Tempeh Reuben: These are great for a picnic lunch or, better yet, you could set up a make-your-own tempeh reuben line at your next BBQ!

Beer-battered Oven-Baked Fries: Another reduced-fat entree, these are perfect as a side to a BBQ meal, or just to munch on throughout the day.

Macaroni Salad: This is the perfect dish to take to a Memorial Day potluck or just to enjoy for yourself.

Pesto Potatoes: I see a general potato theme here! Of course, you could substitute sweet potatoes for this recipe, and it would be just as delicious.

Desserts

Strawberry Rhubarb "Raw" Crisp: Strawberries and rhubarb are now in season, so this is the perfect seasonal treat!

Ice Cream Sandwiches: These are ALWAYS a welcome treat, especially at any outdoor gathering. Watch them disappear before your eyes!

Blueberry Pie: Blueberries are almost in season, plus: what says "America" better than a classic blueberry pie?

What are your plans for Memorial Day?

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