Sandi is blogging from the WhistleStop Cafe kitchen. It's all about good home cooking; food, family and fun. Thousands of posts . . .

~In the south and around the world.



Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Decoration Day

We had a wonderful Memorial Day Celebration with family and friends. This holiday is a special holiday to remember those who have served our country. It is still known as 'DecorationDay' in the south.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our
hero's and she-ro's.
Maya Angelo
In addition to being a great American holiday~ it is the 'official' beginning of summer. What a better way to start the summer off than to have a houseful of friends, a dip in the ice cold pool, burn some citronella candles, and a big cookout.


In the great southern tradition of a cook- out we fired up the grill. These are just some highlights... I'll post recipes as the week goes on.



Chicken K~bobs...


Fruit Salsa~ with jalapenos...


Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil...




Orange Cheesecake with raspberry topping...


Sangria!





All of this was simple and basic foods, really no recipes needed. I got the prep done ahead of time~ so when every one arrived we could just enjoy the company. There is something about standing around the grill with Jimmy Buffett in the background (on the ipod of course).


I hope y'all had a fun day too!
Sandi

15 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

You've been tagged! Let me know when you post it.

Sugar Bear said...

Everything is so delicious looking! A glass of that Sangria would sure hit the spot now!
Karla

"Early Bird" said...

fruit and jalepeno's...interesting...
:)

tut-tut said...

It ALL looks good--and healthy, too!

PAT said...

All good-cookin'!!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

sandi said...

Momma Bear~ give me a minute to think on this...I'll let you know
Sugar Bear~ There was plenty of sangria left over!
Early Bird~ that is one recipe I'll post.
Tut-Tut~ even the cheesecake?
Pat~ good eatin'!

Jerry said...

Looks great Sandi! It is so nice to be grilling up a storm right . . . I miss that during the long Canadian winters (when I still grill but quickly!)

lululu said...

Oh, I love sangria! Good cool drink with delicious food! Yummmmmmmmmmm...

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

mmmmmmmmmm, you always make me hungry when I get to visiting here :)
Love that jar full of gardenias...beautiful!

tea
xo

Mom2fur said...

Wow, that looks goooood! Especially the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Have you ever made a caprese salad? Basically, it's the same ingredients!

sara, the hosue of charm said...

I adore fruit salsa! recipe??

Rhoda said...

Yummo! The tomatoes, basil, & mozzarella sure look wonderful. That's my kind of summer eating. Just picked out first tomato today...YAY! Lots more to come.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Sally said...

I've always called it Decoration Day too. And it is my favorite holiday. I didn't get to go this year though :( . Sounds like you had fun.

sandi said...

Jerry~ Do you keep the grill close to the door?
Lu~ I'll post the sangria soon
Tea & Margaritas~ I love seeing your name!
Mom2Fur~ Those are my favorite flavors
Sara~ you got it!
Rhoda~ I'm impressed...you are already picking?
Sally~ glad you had time to stop by.

Kristen said...

Oh wow....this is a great meal to kick off summer! Everything looks perfect.

Related Posts with Thumbnails