Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

TGIF!  Not only is it Friday, but it’s Friday before a long weekend.  And not only is it Friday of a long weekend, but it’s the long weekend that officially kicks off summer!  Woot!  Woot!

Let’s take a moment to raise a glass to all of the men and women who have served for our country.  Without them, we wouldn’t be here blogging freely.

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Do you have any big plans for the weekend?  Are you traveling? 

We are staying in town, and getting together for dinner parties and bar-b-ques with friends all weekend.  I think I’m also doing a 8 to 10 mile hike on Sunday in the McDowell Mountains with my friend, Sarah.  We shall see…

If you are hosting a party, or going to one where you need to bring something, I have a few ideas for you…

For an appetizer/munchie how about Cucumber and Feta Salsa;  recipe here.

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Or, how about pomegranate and chicken lettuce wraps;  recipe here.

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Another signature appetizer of mine is the Cheese Filled Endives leaves.  Substitute blueberries for the cranberries, and you have a red, white and blue dish. 

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If you’re grilling, don’t forget the wonderful plethora of veggies you can throw directly on the grill.  (Tofu is optional.)  (No recipe necessary)

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Use Red Quinoa, and make a light summery salad, recipe here.

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And finally, for a fun and healthy dessert or salad, using only fresh fruit and whipping cream, try this:

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Whatever your weekend has in store for you, I hope it’s relaxing, fun, and safe! 

See you Tuesday!

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4 comments:

  1. All those recipes are so tempting! I just might have to try one out!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. that pie, omg the flag! you are amazing!
    have a great weekend, Mo!

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  3. Alright....I am coming over to your house for some good eats!!
    All that food looks delish:)

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  4. Love all of these recipes! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! (Mine was very low-key and just what I needed!)

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