Memorial Day, formerly known as “Decoration Day”, is the day that we honor those who lost their lives fighting for our country. On this day, we honor and remember our loved ones or friends who sacrificed their lives to keep our country a safe and free place. It comes with many traditions such as decorating the graves of those we’ve lost (hence the original title!), parades, and more recently- patriotic BBQ’s with your family and friends!
Memorial Day BBQ’s have become an American tradition filled with grilling, family, and friends. Here are some fun treats that’ll make your BBQ unforgettable!
You know the party staple, 7 layer dip, right? Well add a little extra cheese, tomato, and black olives- and now you have your Fiesta flag! (American flag with fiesta flavor!)
Ingredients: refried beans, sour cream, shredded cheese, black olives, guacamole, salsa, and green onions (some also add cream cheese!)
Patriotic Popcorn Puffs
Imagine a gooey sticky Rice Krispy treat but instead of cereal as your base- you can use popcorn of any kind! Made the same way, you just need to pop your popcorn, mix it up with a melted marshmallow and butter mixture, throw in some red and blue M&M’s and/or sprinkles, and you have yourself a little patriotic puff!
Ingredients: popcorn (kettle corn preferred), marshmallows, butter, M&Ms and/or sprinkles (red & blue specifically!)
Our national bird has a very specific and distinguished face so not many people think to involve an eagle in their patriotic endeavors. Here’s a super easy way to incorporate our feathered friends!
Ingredients: Oreo (or any chocolate cookie), giant marshmallows, shredded coconut, cashews, black icing, white icing
*Lightly wet the outside of the marshmallow with water or white icing and roll in coconut for feathers
Happy Memorial Day weekend to you all and thank you to all those who have served or are currently serving in our military 😊!