May 31, 2005

Meats-morial Day

The real question of this long, lovely, relaxing holiday weekend is: What traditional Memorial Day foods were not created in our house? I don't know what happened, I guess I was swept away by Shawn's DJ'ing prowess on Friday night and decided to reward him with copious amounts of Wisconsin provisions.

For five hours, starting at 9pm on Sat. night (sound familiar, Mom?) I made a big tray of lasagna, 5 lbs. of potato salad & 3 lbs. of three-bean salad w/ pasta. Enjoyed it on a beach picnic the next day w/ the ladies' additions of pigs-in-a-blanket, hummus, jello shots, Chicken McNuggets and the endangered Tiger-something beetle. Okay, we just accidentally sat on that last one.

Then, yesterday brought on Shawn's thank-you back of shrimp-wrapped-in-bacon/mushroom/red-onion kabobs, brats & grilled tuna; and my fruit salad and baked bean combo. Seriously, I don't know what happened. That new stove has some sort of mind trap.

That makes three of our four holidays complete, although the names may still be messed with: Meatsgiving (Thanksgiving); SpringsGrogging (formerly Springsgiving); Meats-morial Day...still need a fourth.

I must purchase this shirt.

Posted by zippy at May 31, 2005 1:08 PM