Wednesday, May 26, 2010
From my experience, the Memorial Day gathering is all about the grillin'. I betcha weren't invited to a cook in. Heck no. You're cooking out! This holiday is about remembering and honoring the men and women who sacrifice so much in the service of our country. On Memorial Day, I take the opportunity to reflect on how grateful and proud I am to be an American and how thankful I am for the victories that this collective sacrifice has won.
Also, for me, Memorial Day symbolizes the beginning of summer. We want to be outside, enjoying the gorgeous weather and the freedoms that we've been afforded. We want to go to parades, head to the lake, gather with friends and family, and throw meat on a fire and listen to it sizzle! (Insert Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor man noises here). For this reason, I have decided to re-visit 10 of my favorite grilling recipes. Just click the link and it will take you to the original post. Each post featured here has a printable recipe available!
MY TOP 10 GRILLING FAVORITES:
(In no particular order)
Alton Brown's Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Hoisin Chicken (tied for 1st place as my favorite chicken on the grill recipe)
Totally Edible Turkey Burgers The only turkey burger I've ever loved.
The Giant Grilled Submarine Sandwich
Kentucky Grilled Chicken (The other contender for my favorite grilled chicken recipe)
Supreme Pizza Burgers
Two of the best kabob recipes EVER:
Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs
and Beef on a Stick
Dress up your dogs with this tasty chili sauce! Chili Cheese Dogs
And for my 10th selection: Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches. Topped with a delicious mustard-horseradish sauce, these are so good!
Okay I said 10, but a couple of honorable mentions are in order:
First, these Country Style Barbecued Ribs
And these Inside Out Bacon Cheeseburgers with a Grilled Onion Mayo.
Now for more recipes for the Memorial Weekend Cookout....
A few appetizers:
If you haven't tried SLIDERS yet, you are missing out!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Rotini Salad. This is my go-to pasta salad recipe...SO GOOD! I wish that I had a better picture...
Mexican Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Aaron McCargo Jr.'s Potato Salad
Italian Chopped Salad
And let's not forget dessert:
Jimmy Carter Cake (scroll to the bottom of the linked post for the recipe.)
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Apricot Pecan Bars
Peachy Chiffon Peaches are difficult to find this early in the season here in Ohio, but you could use strawberries or blueberries instead. If you happen to be lucky enough to have ripe peaches in your neck of the woods, this dessert is especially pretty if you drop a few red raspberries over the top of the peaches too!
Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
Rhubarb Cream Pie
I'm trying some new recipes this weekend. I'll keep you posted on how they turn out. In the meantime....I hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!