The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here—Memorial Day weekend—a.k.a. the official kick-off to summer! Whether you are hosting a cookout or attending a family or friend’s, grilling burgers on Memorial Day is a time-honored tradition. In fact, the burger is the most popular barbecued food on Memorial Day. And since May is also National Hamburger Month, there’s even more reason to be grilling burgers of all varieties this weekend!
Is there a side dish, appetizer or beverage that a relative or friend always makes for your summer get-togethers or cookouts? You know, your cousin’s coleslaw or grandma’s macaroni salad? Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy that favorite dish whenever you’d like? The ladies of the Easy Home Meals team are taking their own favorites and attempting to make them all by themselves!
Today we celebrate yet another food holiday, and this time it’s all about shrimp—it’s National Shrimp Day! In case you didn’t know, here are some stats about shrimp: they are a lean source of protein, they have some omega 3-fats, and of course, are conveniently found in the freezer aisle—just as fresh as fresh.
Although moms are special and should be recognized year-round, this Sunday, May 8th is the official Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day became a holiday in 1914 and typically falls on the second Sunday in May. Its founder, Anna Jarvis, established Mother’s Day as a way to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Ironically, after the heavy commercialization of Mother’s Day that boomed with florists and card companies, Jarvis denounced the holiday.
Can you smell that bright, cheery and citrusy aroma? It is of course orange juice and we’re celebrating National Orange Juice Day today—because who doesn’t love a holiday for a nostalgic and delicious beverage? Did you know orange juice is one of the most nutrient-rich fruit juices commonly consumed in the United States? It provides a good source of vitamins for heart health and has many antioxidants.
Ready, Set, Grill! May is National BBQ Month so it’s officially time to dust off your grill so you can cook up something special to pair with appetizers, side dishes and desserts the whole crowd will love.