Just like Thanksgiving when you gather to reflect on what you have to be thankful for, do not forget to take time out of your Memorial Day BBQ to express gratitude for the service of so many brave men and women who made that ultimate sacrifice, our fallen heroes.
The annual "Blossoms for the Brave" event in
brings communities together to honor their veterans http://mauinow.com/2015/05/15/annual-blossoms-for-the-brave-lei-making-event-honors-veterans/. What can you do?
BBQ Drumsticks – premarinade the night before with soy sauce and green onions, flipping once the next morning – grill for 35 min until no longer pink inside adding BBQ sauce the last 5 min
Kebobs – mushrooms, zucchini, and smoked beef sausages – if you use wood skewers, soak for an hour before use. Since mushrooms cook much faster, skewer mushrooms separately on its own so you can remove earlier. Grill mushrooms for about 8 minutes flipping once, the others for about 10-12 minutes flipping once
Burgers – chop some onions and mix with ground beef, mold into patties thinner in the middle and larger than your bun size as it will shrink – grill, cooking to desired doneness. Also making those Maui Taro Burgers this year as well – over med to high heat, brush some oil on each side and cook frozen patties 5 minutes on each side until crisp. You may want to flip a couple of times to ensure it doesn’t burn.
T-bone steaks – Liberally rub the steaks with a cut clove of raw garlic before putting onto the grill, cooking to desired doneness
Beet and Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese – Roast beets as follows
Preheat oven to 375
Scrub beets with brush and trim the ends so that it can “stand up”
Place trimmed beats in aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and some sea salt
Crimp the edges to create a pouch
Put in 375 degree oven for 45-60 min (when removed from oven, you should be able to insert toothpick through the beet)
Be careful opening up pouch as there is hot steam
Once beets are cooled, rub off skin with paper towel which should easily come off and cut in slices or wedges
Combine salad of spinach leaves, cut beets, crumbled goat cheese, and drizzle of your favorite salad dressing
Corn – I admit that we never grilled corn but just cook it in the pot, which once shucked, you place in cold water, cover and bring to a boil and once boiled, cook for an additional 10 minutes until tender.
Thank you to all the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives to serve our country. You are the true heroes that should always be remembered and looked up to.