Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day All American Cookout



~ Memorial Day ~

Honoring Those Who Bravely Serve Our Country





Many Americans will perhaps

celebrate this holiday with a picnic.




Or set a table in 

red, white, and blue.




Perhaps something 

with stars and stripes, too.



Patriotic colors to 

show our pride in America.




An All Star Menu




Hamburgers and hot dogs 

cooked on the grill.




Mustards and Mayonaise



Compliment that juicy 

burger right off the grill.




Homemade Potato Fries




Pinto Beans



Healthy Slaw



Fresh Corn on the Cob



The All American Cookout




Ending with a sweet treat.



Happy Memorial Day to all Americans!

Joining











Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

63 comments:

  1. Marvelous post for the weekend and incredible captures and I'm now starving!!! In spite of making me hungry at almost 10 PM, I do love your post and hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend! Happy Memorial Day!

    Sylvia

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  2. Gorgeous! Your photos are outstanding...love the picnic basket.
    Happy Memorial Day.
    Shel

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  3. That looks like a recipe for a great weekend celebration!

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  4. Hi Sarah, Anita's hubby here. Thank you for visiting Old Rattus Scribus. Love your post on Paris below and the Memorial Day cookout.

    Celebrations are a beautiful thing.

    Blessings,
    Ruben

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  5. Oooo, I'll have what you're having! Great pics Sarah, love all of the dishes, flatware and linens! Happy Memorial Day:@)

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  6. Hi Sarah! I love your picnic basket~ any picnic with wine is a happy one for me! Your Red, White & Blue menu looks delicious! Happy Memorial Day to you :-)

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  7. Now that was a fabulous virtual picnic Sarah!
    You create such charming tables and that food, oh my, now I am starving!
    Hugs,
    cindy

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  8. The food looks so enticing! I'd love to attend one of your bbq's! Enjoy your day. xo,

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  9. Cold and rainy here, but we are so busy packing boxes for Polly's big move next week, that there is no time to have a picnic or BBQ, even if we could. So, we are glad to share your picnic vicariously, and make do with that.
    Thanks for the lovely meal!
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  10. Cute post and good food. Hope you are having a great Memorial day with family and friends.

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  11. Happy Memorial Day to you too! As I was looking through all the pretty pictures I was thinking someone got to eat a very delicious meal!! It's the perfect All American dinner.
    Jane

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  12. All looks delicious!

    Happy Memorial Day!

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  13. I wish I could join you at your cookout, Sarah -- everything looks so good!

    Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!

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  14. My mouth is watering! Pass the mustard and I'll be hanging around for the strawberries! Happy Memorial Day!

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  15. Have a wonderful day Sarah! Pretty looking barbecue! How do you slice your strawberries so perfect?

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  17. It looks very patriotic, Sarah and the food looks good! Are pinto beans the same as what we Yanks call Baked Beans?
    I made them for 150 yesterday for our beach comminity picnic! I don't eat them but I made 19lbs, and they were gone!
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend. The family is out on the boat and then will be back for dinner. I stayed home and cooked. A little too rough for me!

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  18. It all looks just delicious! I'm the oddball that made turkey chili and cornbread for lunch!
    Brenda

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  19. Hello Sarah,
    I agree with everybody. The food looks so tempting and all is so beautiful (as everytime on your blog).
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  20. Sarah, your picnic basket is just so inviting. Gosh the food looks so good. I'll have one of each please. :)
    Hugs,
    Babs
    PS I see our followers are back, I guess Blogger got all the bugs out except I'm still getting advertising on mine. (sigh)
    Babs

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  21. Nice images. You have me really craving a big, juicy burger and corn on the cob.

    Enjoy tomorrow,

    Nancy

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  22. OOh I'd so love to be having that wonderful cookout at your house. It all looks so wonderful. Love the striped plates.. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  23. What a delicious and beautiful post! We'll be having some of that tomorrow - yum! Linda

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  24. Your Memorial Day is the All American celebration. I think its what everyone will be serving today and tomorrow. This is what our family likes and its fun, easy and delicious. Thanks for reminding us what this day is all about, those who serve Our Country!
    Hope you have a great day tomorrow........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  25. You just made me VERY hungry! This all looks delicious and beautiful.

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  26. Oh my, I am so hungry. This is a beautiful post. I love the beautiful red, white and blue. The food looks awesome. Have a Great Memorial Day, Ginger

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  27. Oh what a beautiful post and everything looks yummy.

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  28. yum!Happy BM sis! mine is here:http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/mymbm-rt.html
    clavs

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  29. Happy Memorial Day, Sarah! What a lovely way to celebrate. Your setting and the food! Yum!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. Hi Sarah!

    Love that beautiful American blue.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  31. It all looks so festive and delicious Sarah...Happy Memorial Day!

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  32. Sarah, you truly know how to create a gorgeous spread for special occasions. Everything is so lovely!!! :D

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  33. Now this is what we Brits think of when someone says "All American Cookout".
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
    Maggie

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  34. How wonderfully patriotic & colorful, Sarah! I love those little stars with the condiments in them. Cool idea!

    Your meal, especially the dessert, looks Totally Awesome!

    Have a GREATful Memorial Day!
    fondly,
    Rett

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  35. Oh God, patriotic dishes kill me! There's non I can find here, I want real stars and stripes, I just love yours with the stars! Beautiful tablescape! The food looks yummy too, wow! Hope your having a great Memmorial Day and eating delish stuff! I remember my dad making BBQ when we were kids in Astoria-Queens, NY! Such memmories! Thanks for the lovely and sweet comments too.
    FABBY

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  36. It's a wonderful holiday for reflection...and for eating all of our favorite American dishes! YUM! ♥

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  37. luscious photos !!! Happy Memorial Holiday everyone. Hope we all remember the military people and all they gave for us all

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  38. I love this patriotic post! And now I"m craving HAMBURGERS too!!! You are such a true sweetheart, a real blessing to all of us who read you!

    Hugs/blessings to YOU,
    Lana

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  39. Sarah,
    Your table is lovely!!! I adored your spirited themed tablescape! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  40. Such pretty and appetizing dishes. I hope your memorial day celebration is healthy and happy.

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  41. Looks like you have a wonderful and colorful holiday

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  42. I've just done eating but looking at the food want me to dig in!! Happy Monday!

    Blue water

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  43. Mmm, yum, Sarah! Looks like you enjoyed a colourful and favourful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  44. OHMYGOODNESS, SARAH GIRL..you just flat OUTDID yourself on this beautiful post. The pictures are a delight..the food looks to KILL FOR..and that dessert would make one want to howl at the moon. Yummy...
    hugs on this most blessed holiday,
    xo bj

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  45. Wow! I didn't get this classic picnic! You sure make me wish I did! That first shot with the flowers is wonderful!

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  46. Beautiful table and delicious burgers, dogs and fixin's. Perfect!

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  47. We didn't cook out - it was so hot here (today 98 expected!) that we opted for dinner in a nice restaurant using Bob's veteran discount for memorial Day!! We raised a glass to all who have given so much for this country....and prayed for those still fighting.

    I've much to catch up with - been busy since getting back last week. Guess I'm always busy - hopefully that's a good thing!

    Will be in touch - have a little surprise for you dear!
    Hugs - Mary

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  48. Looks like a celebration that was tasty and fun!
    xo Cathy

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  49. Everything looks so delicious and is so beautifully presented. I love the little star dishes.

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  50. Love, love, love the basket and your tablescape and menu are just unreal. I love it all. Wish I was there to enjoy. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  51. Looks delicious...and yes that is just what we did yesterday. Great weekend spent with my family!!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time too! I'm here stopping by from Marty's Tabletop Tuesday!

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  52. Oh, my word. You are a busy girl. Love the partriotic flavor and remembering. Suzanne

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  53. It looks like you had a yummy day, Sarah! Such great All-American food, and a pretty tablesetting to go with it!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  54. I so love your red, white and blue!

    Looking forward to having you be a part of "Where do you keep it all? - Part 2".

    - The Tablescaper

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  55. What a fun and perfect Memorial feast! Everything looks so pretty and yummy!

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  56. Sarah, I forgot to mention how much I love the bean crock in your tablescape. Perfect!

    ~Emily

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  57. Sarah, what a gorgeous spread. Looks like you had a great holiday. Thanks for joining the party!

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  58. Love the addition of the Dutch Iris...immediately thought of the many Purple Heart winners. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

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  59. Sarah, This is a fantastic post! Love the food and the dishes. It all looks so festive! Thanks for linking it up at HSH!
    Sherry

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  60. Yum! I want to go on this picnic and eat the food and play with the pretties in the basket!! :) Great job!!!

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