Happy Memorial Day Weekend! A great way to enjoy the long weekend and an unofficial start to the summer season is with a good old fashioned BBQ. Sure hot dogs and hamburgers are wonderful fare, but we think it is fun to spice things up. Here are some of our favorite ways to satisfy our cravings and get your "grill on":
* Host a do-it-yourself gourmet hot dog or hamburger party. Get together a variety of ingredients such as banana peppers and onions for hot dogs or blue cheese and caramelized onions for hamburgers. Allow your guests to assemble their own dishes using a few toppings they might not have tried before.
* Corn on the cob is delicious when plain, but snazzy it up with some lime peel, melted butter, sea salt, and a dash of chili powder. Yum, yum!
*If you are serving cocktails, make yourself a delicious mocktail. We love this refreshing recipe for a non-alcoholic version of the mojito aka the "nojito".
8 mint leaves
3 ounces lime juice
1 1/2 ounces sugar syrup
2 ounces club soda
garnish with mint
1 Fill a pint glass 1/3 full with ice, then add mint leaves.
2 Add the lime juice and sugar syrup.
3 Lightly mash the leaves together with the liquid using a muddle stick or wooden pestle, careful not to tear the leaves.
4 Fill the glass with more ice, then add club soda.
5.Garnish with mint, serve and enjoy!
This recipe was taken from www.food.com. To read more, check out: http://www.food.com/recipe/nojito-nonalcoholic-mojito-cocktail-49307#ixzz1NZEqprgq
Though this weekend is often commemorated with good times and BBQ's, Memorial Day is actually a solemn occasion in which those who died in active military service are remembered. To those who have lost loved ones or have active family members or friends fighting overseas right now, our thoughts are with you.
We encourage everyone to take some time to honor our military heroes by thanking a veteran or contributing to any of the non-profit organizations who are support to the injured, critically ill members of the Armed Forces and their families.
The Moody Mamas