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As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.

John M. McHugh

As we approach Memorial Day, let us remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for our freedom.  Let’s also continue to lift up our military for their service and protection.

Today, I am sharing a few family favorites that we enjoy in the summertime. The first one for baked beans is one I have been making for almost 30 years and it is easy to make and very tasty.

Baked Beans

1 lb of hamburger (browned and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste)

1 large can of pork and beans or two one pound cans of pork and beans (remove the pork)

3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons of vinegar

1/2 cup catsup (the recipe actually called for hot catsup and I don’t think that product is being made anymore)

1 medium chopped onion ( the recipe does not call for the onion to be browned but I do add it to my browned hamburger after I have drained the fat from it and let it cook for just a minute or two)

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce

Garnish with three strips of fried bacon if desired

Brown the hamburger as directed.  Drain the fat.  Add the onion to the meat and cook it for just a minute or two on medium heat.  Mix the hamburger and onion with all of the other ingredients and place in a 9 inch square casserole dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  This is so good with burgers, hot dogs or barbecue.

We will definitely be using our grill over the weekend and the wonderful thing about where we live in the South is the fact that you can use your grill throughout the year except for the extremely cold months of January and February.  The recipe below is super easy and our favorite way to grill our hamburgers.  I mix them up and then Mr. D grills them to perfection.

Hamburgers On The Grill

For every pound of hamburger  80/20,  I add

1/2 package of dry onion soup mix and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and 2 tablespoons of water

I mix all of this together and make four hamburger patties per one pound of ground beef

I love potato salad especially in the summertime and the recipe below is inspired by my Mother-in-law Edith.  I could never duplicate her version because I truly believe her expertise in dicing the potatoes and chopping the onion added extra flavor to the potato salad.

Potato Salad

4 cups of diced white potatoes

1 medium size jar of pimento drained

1/2 of an onion chopped very fine

1 tablespoon of celery seeds

approximately 1/2 cup of mayonnaise  (This is something you have to experiment with)

1/2 of a chopped bell pepper

1/4 cup of sour cream

Boil potatoes in water until firm.  Cool and chill overnight if possible.  Cut into cubes and add additional ingredients.  It is great if you can make this ahead of time and let it set for at least eight hours but it is even more flavorful if it is chilled overnight.

I hope you and those close to you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

2 responses »

  1. I most give your baked bean recipe a try…I’ve never had one with meat in it. A tried and try recipe is always welcomed. Hope you had a nice holiday.

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