Memorial Day Highlights 2019

by Cindi SutterChief Communicator & Editor of Spirited Table®

Memorial Day Hit parades and memories have a special place at our Spirited Table. Some are treasured recipes from previous seasons and others have surprised us this year, as they steal the 2019, best in show!

Let’s start with some new recipes you might have missed. Sides and Appetizers are usually two of my favorites when I’m choosing which part of the celebration table to hit first.

Tomato Manchego Tartlets - Antipasto White Bean Salad - Rainbow Potato Salad with Crispy Shallots - Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese - Spicy Corn Bread Mini-Muffins - Hoppin’ John by Martina McBride - Bourbon Jalapeño BBQ Sauce - Jimmy Nardello Sweet Stuffed Pepper - Patriotic Grinder Kabobs - Crab and Shrimp Ball - Blueberry Gazpacho - Irish Potato Nests - Julia Child's Eggplant Pizza shared by Martina McBride - Blackberry-Bacon Grilled Cheese - Ra Ra Ram Burrito Bowls - Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Chalupas from Siri Daly - Lucy’s Sticky Ham Sandwiches

Okay, for the sake of not wearing you out, I will tease you with one dessert and cocktail. But don’t miss the rest! Siri Daly's Homemade Samoas & Sparkling Grapefruit Mimosa Cocktails for a Crowd from Martina McBride.

As you know by now, I’m married to a veteran of Vietnam. That’s a hard war to understand, but even harder is the fact these men and women came home to a country with such anger and inner turmoil, they weren’t allowed to be honored, treasured for doing the job they were sent off to do, or basking in the recognition that has finally happened. Thanks for your service.

To those who lived through the wars of US history and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we salute you and your families and thank you for a paying a debt we can never repay. God Bless America and our Veterans.

Memorable Memorial Day Treasures