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Savor the Memories with the Perfect Memorial Day Dish

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, it's a time to honor and remember those who have sacrificed for our freedoms while coming together with friends and family to celebrate the beginning of summer. I am looking forward to creating and enjoying those perfect Memorial Day dishes that not only delight the taste buds that also pay tribute to the traditions and flavors of the season!

A type of dish that honors the essence of Memorial Day is the classic barbecue – beef, pork or fish, many love a good meal on the grill. I often use a slow cooker to find tender perfection to whatever barbeque dish I choose. In my family a tangy homemade barbecue sauce is essential to make that meat dish taste just right. Some of you may enjoy your barbeque served on a soft bun with crunchy coleslaw or alongside grilled corn on the cob and baked beans. These are the types of combinations that bring everyone together with a feeling of comfort and togetherness.


For those looking for a non-meat alternative while adding a touch of sophistication to their Memorial Day spread might enjoy a seafood ceviche. Bursting with vibrant colors and zesty flavors ceviche features fresh fish or shrimp often marinated in citrus juices, mixed with diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a hint of spicy jalapeno. Served with crispy tortilla chips or atop buttery avocado slices, seafood ceviche offers a light and refreshing alternative that celebrates the bounty of the sea while providing a welcome reprieve from heavier barbecue dishes.

My favorite part of the Memorial Day celebrations are the decadent desserts. One of my favorites is a strawberry, blueberry and whipped cream delight that satisfies the sweet tooth and offers a patriotic theme. Each spoonful offers the sweetness of summer berries mixed with the creaminess of the whipped topping – you can even add a soft, spongey texture cake as the first layer creating a full dimension of flavors that will leave your guests craving more.

All those yummy dishes need to be accompanied by a refreshing beverage, and my favorite is fresh watermelon mint lemonade- bursting with the flavors of summer. With the invigorating blend of sweet watermelon, tangy lemon, and fresh mint, it's the perfect thirst-quencher for a sunny day of celebration. If you want to spice up your beverage add vodka or rum!


In the end, the perfect Memorial Day dish is not just about the food itself but the memories it evokes and the joy it brings to those gathered around the table. Whether you're firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue or hosting a casual potluck with friends and family, let your Memorial Day dish reflect the love, gratitude, and camaraderie that define this special holiday.

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Cheers,

Candice

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