Does Memorial Day mean Cooking Out to you?

Bignuf Bignuf
What's new/special for cookouts this year. Sadly, I have to work. So does my hubby...but we are still planning a cookout in the afternoon on Memorial Day.
Anyone have any new, great food suggestions?
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We are cooking out too. (Any ideas to share?)
Bignuf , charmedtomeetyou , Gunsmoke , bettyboom
4
We don't cook out on Memorial Day.
marmouse , butts , Taylor , Feisty , lauraxxarual
5
Other?
married with children , Allstars316 , surreptitious , PassionateLover2 , eri86 , GingerSpice , Rossie , Lildrummrgurl7 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Woman China , sunkissedJess , TJax
12
Total votes: 21 (21 voters)
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05/23/2013
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Bignuf Bignuf
My hubby is going to try and make his own "Italian Ices". He is going to use an "ice shaver", and add Mango Juice, with pulp. Let it freeze, then do a layer above it with strawberry juice (with pulp....just blended strawberries), and maybe a top layer of smoothed banana. Then a spritz of whip cream and some sliced almonds.

Sounds yummy. Hope it turns out. He's never tried this before.
05/23/2013
married with children married with children
we cook out when its nice outdoors. Unfortunately, summer does not hit until after July 4. well, more like the middle of June.
05/23/2013
talon4196 talon4196
BBQ and summer.
05/23/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I don't know what we are doing. I have Monday off. But I'm sure we will do stuff Sunday afternoon.
05/23/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
What's new/special for cookouts this year. Sadly, I have to work. So does my hubby...but we are still planning a cookout in the afternoon on Memorial Day.
Anyone have any new, great food suggestions?
To me, Memorial Day means "once again, those crazy yanks are behind in their celebrations. First Thanksgiving, and now this?"
(I jest)

Other than the shaved ice, what do you intend to cook? I have lots of barbecue suggestions, but without knowing what your standard menu consists of, I definitely don't know if they're new. =)
05/23/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Not sure what we will do on Memorial Day. I can't think that far in advance!
05/23/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Yep, we have a cook out, with the normal complement of BBQ foods (hot dogs, burgers, chicken, etc.)
05/23/2013
Fluke Fluke
Yes, will definitely bbq burgers and dogs as usual. Should be perfect weather where I live this weekend. Beer chicken is always a neat thing to bbq as well.
05/23/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Burgers one day - and probably pollo-asada another day - maybe ribs too - if I get ambitious.
05/24/2013
eri86 eri86
I work from 2:30 to 6:30 that day. Time and a half at least.

And I have no plans yet.
05/24/2013
butts butts
We don't really celebrate it, but we cook/BBQ any chance we get anyways
05/24/2013
GingerSpice GingerSpice
I work every memorial day but i get extra pay, so i guess, that's ok... but i would probably picnic or something if i was off
05/24/2013
Rossie Rossie
Maybe...maybe not, I'll decide on that day.
05/24/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Memorial Day usually marks the start of camping season for my family and I and we usually go on a big 5 day trip. Unfortunately, my parents are camping this year without me and my partner. He has to work so I didn't want to leave him all alone.

Maybe I'll barbecue something on Monday anyways...
05/24/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am not doing anything this year for it. I don't own a grill at the moment and I have no family around to cook out for and I don't have many friends here either.
05/24/2013
Feisty Feisty
We don't typically cook out for the holiday.
05/24/2013
wetone123 wetone123
I'm thinking of cooking some juicy porterhouse steaks sometime during the weekend this year. Maybe Sunday
05/24/2013
Woman China Woman China
Nope. I don't even know what Memorial Day is supposed to be about. This is May 2-4 weekend baby!!!! BEER!!!
05/24/2013
bettyboom bettyboom
Cooking out means summer is here, which is a wonderful thing!
05/24/2013
TJax TJax
Going to a friend's bbq this year. It more means fun in the sun to me than cooking out. Cooking out usually fits into the plans though.
05/25/2013
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Unique posters: 20