Tag: Memorial Day

Memorial Day, Already?

I can’t believe it’s almost Memorial Day weekend! Seems like just yesterday I was watching people shoveling snow and scraping ice. Of course, I live in California, and that was on the Weather Channel, but still, seems like yesterday. I blame my beloved Golden State Warriors for making the playoffs, and throwing off my seasonal clock.  

Anyway, the upcoming long weekend is considered the official start of cookout season, and to celebrate I thought I’d repost this collection of grill-friendly recipes. By the way, in addition to looking and tasting great on their own, these dishes all have a proven track record of pairing well with cold beer. Enjoy!! 

Santa Maria Tri-Tip Grilled Lamb Chops
Grilled Pickled Veggies Grilled Korean Short Ribs
Grilled Flank Steak Grilled Lemon Chicken
Cornell Chicken Grilled Barbecue Chicken
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Grilled Asian Skirt Steak
Spicy Tarragon Grilled Chicken Grilled Calabrian Chicken

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Celebrating Memorial Day

I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy Memorial Day, and as usual, ask you to take a few moments in between bites of whatever grilled goodness you’re enjoying to remember all the chefs and cooks that serve so bravely feeding our troops in times of war.


I’ve said this before, but it’s the thank-you emails I get from our servicemen and women stationed abroad that I find the most inspiring of all. To be able to provide these heroes with a few moments of entertainment makes my otherwise frivolous existence seem a little less so. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America!

Photo above is from our No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake video. 
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30 Light Memorial Day Recipes

Traditionally on Memorial Day weekend, my friends and I always get together and grill in one of our yards.  Being in the backyard with friends, smelling the deliciousness coming from the grill, and hearing the kids playing out back – it doesn’t get better than that! This year, I feel like Memorial Day weekend came super early. The only definite plans I have this weekend is going to friend’s wedding, aside from that we really have no plans, but I’m really ok with that too! Since the beach opens this weekend, and I am only 10 minutes away, I just might spend the day there!

Whatever happens, I thought I would put together some of my favorite (light) recipes for backyard grilling to kick start the summer. Let’s start with desserts first!

Memorial Day gathering proud.

Skinny chocolate chip cookies made with absolutely no butter or oil sandwiched together with fat-free frozen yogurt and colored sprinkles make these Skinny Chocolate Chip Fro-Yo Sandwiches[1] – a great way to kick off summer.
No cooking required for Watermelon on a Stick.  Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the best desserts.[2]

What can be a better way to start off the Memorial Day festivities than with a glass of Freshly Brewed Ice Tea with Fresh Mint[3]

Iced Green Tea Mojito [4]the perfect cocktail to welcome the start of summer and the start of your party.

Southwestern Black Bean Salad[5] – this salad makes enough to feed a crowd as a side dish or to start the party off as an appetizer if you serve it with chips.
Guilt-free Grilled Potatoes[6] are made right on the grill. Perfect along side a burger this weekend!
Baby Red Potato Salad[7] is great if you’re not a fan of the traditional potato salad loaded with mayonnaise.
Salsa Verde Burgers (MY FAVORITE) are topped with pepper jack cheese, salsa verde and avocado…delicious! [8]

What are your plans this weekend? Whatever they are, hope you enjoy!!

References

  1. ^ Skinny Chocolate Chip Fro-Yo Sandwiches (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Watermelon on a Stick (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Freshly Brewed Ice Tea with Fresh Mint (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Iced Green Tea Mojito (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Southwestern Black Bean Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Grilled Potatoes (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  7. ^ Baby Red Potato Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  8. ^ Salsa Verde Burgers (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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