Memorial Day is celebrated across the United States as a day to remember those in our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country… it is a time of remembrance and for giving thanks to those brave men and women who have proudly served our country.
So whether you are going to the beach, the town or community pool, or having a backyard get-together this Memorial Day weekend be sure to pause for a moment and think about those men and women who have died for our freedom.
Memorial Day for me holds a lot of significance, it is a time I remember my grandfather who was in the Air Force and served during WWII, he has since past but I can’t help but think of him the whole weekend.
It is also the unofficial start of summer and along with it the official start of the grilling season. For many of us that means dusting off the grill, inviting over family, friends and neighbors and throwing some burgers on the BBQ.
For us here at Mamma Rocks the Kitchen, this years Memorial Day also marks the unofficial launch of our blog and our posts on Pinterest. So in honor of that we have posted 6 Must Have Recipes you need to try this Memorial Day along with a little primer on, “How to Light a Charcoal Grill” without using lighter fluid.
So if you are looking for menu ideas for your Memorial Day BBQ, picnic or party look no further than these 6 recipes, make them all and your whole BBQ or picnic is already planned!
If you love slightly salty, tangy, honey sticky, Asian flavors AND chicken wings – then this recipe is for you! These are grilled not fried which gives them a slightly smokey flavor and are absolutely delicious.
If you are as big a Buffalo Chicken Wing fan as I am, then you are going to love this recipe. Whether it is game day, you are having a party or want a unique dish to serve at your next BBQ, these flavor packed wings will knock your socks off.
If you have ever searched on Google for a Bacon Cheese Burger recipe then you know how many people claim to have THE “Perfect” or “Ultimate” Bacon Cheese Burger recipe… if you haven’t then let me tell you there are 100’s! Truth is, one person’s perfect burger is another’s, “Eh it’s alright” burger. So perhaps the better recipe title for this post should be; My Version of the “Perfect” Backyard Bacon Cheese Burger.
I make this sauce every time we grill up burgers or have a party. It is so easy to make and everyone that has come over for a BBQ has raved about it. It is a little smoky, salty, and has a little bit of spice… perfect for topping a burger or dipping fries.
Who doesn’t love an ooey gooey side of Mac & Cheese with their BBQ, burger or meatloaf? My oldest daughter loves this recipe soooo much she eats it as a meal with copious amounts of bacon crumbled on top! MMMMMM, bacon!!!!!
Finally no BBQ or picnic is complete without know how to light the grill WITHOUT using lighter fluid… check out my post on how to do just that:
Learn the best way to light your charcoal grill… it is simple and easy with the right tools and a few simple steps!!!!
Thanks everyone for visiting our blog today and I hope that you have a safe and happy Memorial Day!