YUM Recipes for Memorial Day

Ready for Memorial Day? Here are a few recipes to help give you a head start! Be sure and visit SouthernPlate.com where you can browse through over 500 more recipes I’ve posted!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember, it’s not the food but the faces around the table that make the meal memorable. :)
With Memorial day coming up, Here is a simple cake with a story of simple things that I wrote back in May of 2009.

You don’t have to slave over a grill for tender and delicious ribs!

Click here to get the recipe for Tender Babyback Ribs in the Oven! 

Pulled pork barbecue is pretty much heaven on a bun as far as I’m concerned and it seems every region has their own way of doing it. Where I am from, the barbecue is smoked and juicy, served as pictured here or with a little bit of clear mild vinegar sauce poured over it, perhaps some of our white bbq sauce. In my husband’s home its served slathered in a thick layer of sweet red barbecue sauce, like the bottled sauce you buy in the stores.

This recipe makes it easy with the help of a slow cooker.

Click here to get my recipe for Southern Style Pulled Pork BBQ in the Slow Cooker

(the link to the vinegar slaw is in the post as well)

I have a sweet tooth big enough to take over my entire mouth but I can’t eat sugar, at least not in anything other than small quantities. So I adjust a lot of dessert recipes to make them lighter or sugar free altogether. This is one recipe that works really well and is every bit as decadent and refreshing whether you make a regular or lighter version.

To get my recipe for Patriotic PunchBowl Cake, Please Click Here


Macaroni Salad is one of my mother’s favorite summertime dishes!

Need a Quick made ahead side? Click here to get my recipe for Macaroni Salad


Leftover Hamburger Buns, HOORAY!

You know, every time I grill out I end up with leftover hamburger buns. Now I get excited when that happens because this is the BEST french toast ever! Okay, sometimes I even go and buy buns just to do this with them ~grins~. Instructions for freezing also included :).

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

~Abraham Lincoln


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  1. Kelly H. says

    My mom loves macaroni salad! I can’t wait to make this for her! I don’t have any pimentos though, I wonder if I can substitute olives with pimentos in them, hmmm… On second thought, I think I’ll just go out and get a jar of pimentos, lol! : )

  2. Judy H says

    I just checked in to get some ideas for Memorial Day weekend. What perfect timing! I was thinking about making some pulled pork, and I guess you settled that for me. I had forgotten how much I loved your White Barecue Sauce. Thanks for always being here with great ideas, recipes and stories that make me homesick for family!

  3. says

    Your post was just in time for our Memorial Day camping trip to Balsam Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains! I made the pulled pork in the crockpot, the macaroni salad with bowtie pasta (because that’s all I had), and the vinegar cole slaw. It was all a hit – and was a perfect meal for camping. All we had to do was heat up the pulled pork, add a little BBQ sauce and top it with vinegar cole slaw for scrumptious sandwiches. Thanks for your perfect meal plan for our weekender!

    • says

      Oh – I forgot to add that I baked the Strawberry Bread for our breakfasts (without the pecans) and my husband and I both loved it. He even told me to add this recipe to our list…great compliment! YUM

  4. deborah says

    Christy, my mouth is watering from just looking at all these goodies. I cannot wait to make the ribs. I have tried so many times to do them on the grill and it just didn’t work out. Thanks for all your wonderful posts.

  5. Debbie says

    Hi Christy,
    I wanted to leave you a quick thank you for your help on my sons homework. He made the sawdust pie and received an A-. All his teachers want him to bring in more samples for their critique. Thanks again!

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