Sometimes you just need to set aside those special recipes and the time they require in the kitchen . . . grab you a pack of juicy brats and slap those babies on a hot grill! Cook ‘em through, lay each one on a bed of warm sauerkraut in a fresh hot dog bun, top with some spicy brown mustard, and serve ‘em up with a side of chips and a glass of iced tea!
Easy fixings! The kind of meal you don’t have to fuss over . . . so you can relax, enjoy the day, and focus on more important things!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
As we celebrate Memorial Day this weekend, what a great time to relax, enjoy the day, and focus on what this special day is really all about . . . remembering those who’ve died in the service of our country, and honoring and thanking our veterans and those who are currently serving in our military. To give honor to our soldiers isn’t a political stand, nor does it represent our agreement or disagreement with governments or wars. It’s about recognizing that there are people out there who are willing to sacrifice their lives for ours.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
(Final verse from the Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key, 1814)
Let’s forget the fuss and focus on the important things this weekend! And have a blessed Memorial Day!
– Cheri Henderson