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Memorial Day Weekend Wrap-Up

27 May

So far, this last weekend was the most relaxing weekend of the year for me.  Low key combined with gorgeous weather – you just can’t ask for more.

I was off work on Saturday, so I spent the majority of the day cleaning my house, shopping, and prepping for parties I would be attending Saturday night – Monday.  I just love a good Memorial Day picnic, don’t you?  🙂  My friends had a little gathering at their house on Saturday, which was random and fun.  I actually didn’t take a single picture because I was having too much fun!

On Sunday, I headed up to New Castle to visit my family and ate the best meal in the history of the world.

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Lamb on the rod absolutely smothered in hot pepper sauce and garlic sauce, Syrian bread, and a kale-Brussels sprouts salad I made.  So good.  Can you tell I like garlic sauce?  YUMMMMMMMMM!  The key is to dip the Syrian bread in all the garlicy pepper oily lamb sauce.  DO IT!  I also made a Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad, but I didn’t snap a pic (it wasn’t very photogenic anyway!).

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my sister and I ♥

On Monday, Christina and I took advantage of some serious Memorial Day savings at the Ross Park Mall and then I ended up back at my friend’s house for some more festivities.

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Grilled Chicken & Veg Kebobs with veg medley, mushrooms, and baked beans.  More yumness!

Bea Arthur had a smashingly good time with 2 new pals, Gus and Lily!  She found a new bestie in Lily because they both loved being chased and chasing each other.  She was so tired that she passed out on the way home and didn’t wake up once – it was a very nice alternative from the vomiting that the car usually induces.

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I hope everyone else had a wonderful Memorial Day – full of food, family, and freedom!  Thank you for your service, vets!!

#MERICA!

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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:

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

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

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and corn on the cob:

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

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

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Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon-Sugar Chips:

Strawberry Salsa:

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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