Although Memorial Day should be celebrated first and foremost for the sacrifices made by the men and women who gave their lives for our country, it also known by many as the gateway weekend to summer grilling. A strange dichotomy indeed.
Since I consider grilling a “year round who cares about the weather” activity, Memorial Day is really just another weekend where I enjoy grilling food outdoors.
After an extended vacation last week and lots of grill time, I really don’t have anything special planned. Shocking, I know.
Instead, I thought I would give a little “What’s on the Grill” round-up of traditional Memorial Day grub to tempt even more people outside this year.
By BBQ, I mean low and slow. There is nothing better…and I mean nothing, than spending time outside while you are BBQing. The smells drifting through the air will taunt and entice you for hours.
You can go easy, with ribs:
Or take it a notch up with a pork shoulder:
Or even further with brisket:
By grilling, I mean hot and fast…on the grill, people, on the grill.
You can go simple with burgers:
You can have fun with brats:
Or you can go uptown with my favorite, steak:
No matter what you decide to do this weekend, don’t forget the vegetables:
Don’t forget dessert:
And most importantly, don’t forget the beer:
Here’s to Memorial Day 2009 and a great summer of grilling!