Memorial Day Food and Crafts

Since my inlaws live in Indiana and are race fanatics, Memorial Day Weekend = Indy 500 Race Weekend.

It’s like a family reunion, and besides fast cars, there tends to be a lot of food.  Fehrmans = Food.

While my father-in-law makes a mean cooler of fried chicken, carrot sticks, cookies, and cheap beer for Race Day, the following ideas are meant for kicking things up a notch when the whole family is chilling at home.

Still, these are simple ideas.  We don’t have time to slave over complicated food while we’re visiting family and attending the race (and then watching the replay on TV later that night.  Don’t ask…).


My MIL is the queen of serving fresh veggies at every meal. This hollowed out cabbage dipping bowl from Eddie Ross adds distinction to the simplest tray of veggie sticks.

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My husband may taste this drink and pass it back to me with a sourpuss expression.  Whatever, more for me.

Raspberry Lemon Breeze from The Slow Roasted Italian.

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Hamburgers may seem like the easiest things in the world, but there is an art to preparing and grilling a good burger.  The Art of Manliness has some great instructions to do this thing right.

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What’s easier than rolling ice cream sandwich edges in patriotic sprinkles?  Thanks to Living Locurto for making them into bar pops, too.

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For the grab-and-go snack, these Pretzel M&M Oatmeal Cookies from Bakers Royale look scrumptious.

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Memorial Day Crafty Activities

Leave it to Tip Junkie to have a great Memorial Day crafting roundup.  My inlaws would love the flag made of grandkids’ handprints and footprints.

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I really like this simple wreath posted on Nap Time Crafts.  It looks like something I could even make during the car ride to our Memorial Day festivities!

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What are you doing for Memorial Day?  Don’t forget to Thank A Soldier!


MamaResources: Memorial Day Safety

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! Chances are you’ll be grillin’ and chillin’ with your family and friends. But as you settle in to enjoy the holiday, we’d like to remind you to keep safety in mind.

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Memorial Day Plans for 2011

Memorial Day is the start of the summer driving season, but with gas prices heading north of $4 a gallon, are you still planning on hitting the road? Where do you go when you pack up the family?