Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends. I always feel very pensive on Memorial Day more than other holidays. I am so thankful to live in a free country, one that values women’s rights and free speech, among many other things. But this freedom has come at a price. And I just want to briefly express my heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who serve our country so bravely and to their families who also make a huge sacrifice. In my professional space, Memorial Day weekend represents backyard BBQ’s and recipes for red, white and blue tarts. And it is always a good thing to be able to relax and spend more time with the people we love. But I don’t let these days go by without also saying my prayers for those have lost their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom.
Life goes on, and I do hope you are having a lovely weekend. I have another dinner planner ready to go:
Memorial Day: Slow cooker pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches with cole slaw, corn on the cob, mixed berry oat bars
Tuesday: Gluten-free pasta with 5-minute cherry tomato sauce and shrimp (add the shrimp the tomatoes just as the tomatoes are done and saute until the shrimp are cooked through – about 3-4 minutes), grilled broccolini
Saturday lunch: Chickpea and deconstructed pesto salad
Here’s what you can do ahead if you need to:
Make BBQ sauce, unless you buy premade
Make oat bars
shred cabbage for slaw
Make salad dressing
Make marinade for fajitas
Prep peppers and onions
Prep veggies to grill on Thursday
Cook chickpeas for Saturday unless buying precooked
Wash salad greens
Here’s a link to all my previous dinner planners.