Friday, May 25, 2012

HELLO Memorial Day Weekend!!!!

Sun, water, grill, food, drinks, friends, family, a few days off work...this could only mean one thing! Memorial Day weekend! Most people know this as a day for fun and laughter! Which it most definitely is! But, it is also a time to honor the memory of those who have fallen in defense of our Country and our Rights! During this beautiful three day weekend please just take a moment to give honor to those that risk and have given their lives to protect us and our rights!

On to the eats and drinks of the weekend!!!!
Most of you will have hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Some of you will have delicious slow smoked roasts! And the rest of us? Well, we will be there to eat all of your hard work!!!

Here a few simple suggestions to keep your weekend simple and easy.
The Golgan Basic Rub:
1 Part Garlic Powder
1 Part Paprika
1 Part Onion Powder

Put this on all of your meat after you add any liquid rubs. Such as Worcestershire or beer. Coat it well guys. Don't be stingy with your seasonings!

We love to add a sprinkling of Creole Seasoning...specifically Tony Chachere. It is in the seasoning isle and comes in a green can with a little chef dude on it!

Tony's and our rub is GREAT on  hot dogs as well!

Easy sides:
Who doesn't like mac and cheese and pasta salad?
Cook double the amount of pasta. Split it in half. Use one half for pasta salad the other for mac and cheese.

 Pasta Salad: Relish, mayo, chopped onion, and a sprinkling of celery salt. Use just enough mayo to make it wet. 1 Tbs of relish, and onion to taste!

Mac and cheese: 1 1lb bag shredded mixed cheese, splash of milk, 2 Tbs of butter. the cheesier the better guys! Have other cheese lying around? sliced cheese, provolone, swiss, mozzarella, and so on...add it to the pot! Don't be scared!

While you are slicing up that onion...go ahead and slice a few cucumbers, tomatoes, and a head of lettuce for a quick salad!

Buy a loaf of french bread from Walmart or your favorite bakery. Keep it simple but splurge a little!

Desserts!
http://spottiedottiesspot.blogspot.com/2011/12/graham-cracker-cookies.html
http://spottiedottiesspot.blogspot.com/2012/04/super-easy-no-fuss-easter-rum-cake.html
These are two of my favorite desserts! Very easy to make and they won't keep you in the kitchen!
Also don't forget about a favorite classic....chocolate chip cookies!

Drinks!
Here is what I will have at our shin-ding!
Castello del Poggio Moscato
Mich Ultra's 19th Hole
Pucker Vodka Lemonade Lust with Pink lemonade or just on the rocks
Old Milwaukee
As well as anything I feel like picking up!

A few suggestions:

Bud's Platinum                                                          
Bud's Lime-a-Rita                          
Mich Ultra's 19th Hole                                          
Cayman Jacks                                                                    
Shock Top (all flavors!)
Leinenkugel (Berry Weiss and Lemon Shandy)

Vine Smoothies
Castello Del Poggio Moscato
(Say with the lighter white wines.)

Captian Morgan (or your favortie spiced rum! Great with root beer!)
Captain Morgan's Lime Bite is great to use in margarita mix, mojitos, coke and sprite!
Pucker Vodka has some of the best flavors on the market!
 -Raspberry and lemonade -lemonade lust and pink lemonade
Pearl Vodka is great for mixing, shots, martinis and just all the above!

I would suggest not over doing the creamy drinks though!
But, check out Tequila Rose!
I'm not a tequila drinker but the strawberry is smooth and not overly sickening sweet.
They have brought out a new flavor as well.....Hot Rose. It has a very mild cinnamon flavor. Delicious and smooth!

Want more ideas? Come see me at Dixie Beverage! I'll be there this weekend!

If you are out riding....ride loud and ride safe!
Everyone else....keep your eyes peeled open for the Bikes!
Have a safe and fun weekend!

Dottie ^_^
5/25/12

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