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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Southern Memorial Day Menu Ideas



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"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." ~ President Harry S. Truman

Hey Y'all! I don't think you can say it any better than President Truman said it. We will be forever grateful to our country's military. We have so much to be grateful for thanks to their service. I come from a family who's members have served this country for hundreds of years from the Revolutionary War, Civil War through our present day. I certainly honor their memory, service and sacrifice as well as all our military. 

Through our memorial we also celebrate this day. Family and friends gather around with the opportunity to spend time together. Our unofficial start to Summer and in the south where there is a celebration going on, there is food. BBQ season!

Here are some of my favorite recipes to celebrate this day. They may be quite similar to what your family will be having or you may get an idea of something you'd like to include. 

All American Sliders



Everybody loves sliders! They're fun and easy. This recipe combines ground beef and bison for a flavorful treat. 

Hamburgers

My basic go to burgers are grass fed beef formed into patties and seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder, and chili powder. If you've never tried the chili powder, it's great!

Hot Dogs

Everybody loves hot dogs, right?!? Well we sure do in my family. Do yourself a favor and use a good quality hot dog. It makes a difference. With a hot dog in the south, we love our hot dog chili. Here's my recipe for hot dog chili: Julia's Southern Hot Dog Chili

Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs - on the grill

Smokey flavor, tender, and delicious.




Potato Salad

My southern potato salad makes an appearance at every holiday. Get the recipe here: Julia's Southern Potato Salad

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are just another one of those must have items at my house. Get the recipe here Southern Deviled Eggs 

Coleslaw

Cold salads on warm days are so wonderful! This one is also a hot dog topper or side dish. Making it the day ahead saves time.
Get the recipe here: Julia's Simple Coleslaw 



and add any of these to you to your holiday feast...








         

         Keep it Simple and Have Fun














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