Memorial Day

27 May

God Bless America!!

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!  While we are spending time with our families at picnics and barbeques, let’s not forget the real reason why we celebrate:  to remember and show gratitude to all of the amazing members of Armed Forces.

How does your family celebrate Memorial Day?

Mine is pretty typical: FOOD!  Lots of yummy food!

Because I had to work today, we traveled north to my parent’s house on Sunday and had a cook-out.

My mom made broccoli salad:


lamb kebobs (my favorite thing in the world!) & hot dogs for Miss. Picky Pants:


you can’t eat lamb at my house with hot pepper sauce, garlic aioli, & Syrian bread:



and corn on the cob:


I made Christina’s grandma’s macaroni salad, which was a big hit:


and her step-mom’s strawberry salsa with cinnamon sugar chips (recipe below):



Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon-Sugar Chips:

Strawberry Salsa:


  • 1 lb. strawberries, diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled & diced
  • 8 oz. raspberries
  • 2 T. white sugar, 1 T. brown sugar, 3 T. strawberry preserves

Mix everything together in a container with lid and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Cinnamon-Sugar Chips:


  • Flour tortillas (at least 8)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 stick butter, depending on how many tortillas you use
  • Cinnamon & Sugar to taste

Pile the tortillas on top of each other and cut into wedges.  Dissolve 4 T.sugar into melted butter, then baste onto chips.  Sprinkle more sugar on top and then dust with cinnamon.  The sugary butter makes them brown and crisp up perfectly!  We put the oven on broil and watched them until they turned golden brown and crispy.  I walked away from the first batch and they ended up burned to a crisp, so be careful!  Everyone’s oven heats differently, so I recommend doing a  small batch first and use that to determine how long yours need to stay in.

7 Responses to “Memorial Day”

  1. Mom at 7:15 pm #

    Everything was so delicious! I’m still full!

  2. Heather at 2:04 am #

    Oh I was just searching for this recipe for our 4th of July party. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you

  3. Karissa at 8:00 pm #

    how much does one recipe make?

  4. Carol Nowak at 2:41 pm #

    I brought it to a choir potluck. Everyone asked for the recipe and even the guys went for fourths and fifths.


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