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Memorial Day Lunch and Memories (photos)


In our nation we cherish peace and freedom. For over 237 years, lines of brave men and women have stood straight and tall against all enemies to defend our freedom. This is the day we honor the memory of those who have fallen from the line, having yielded their last full measure of service to our nation.

My Country, my barn and my flag:



It is a privilege to honor the memory of those I have known who are no longer with us.

One more thought. Let's not forget those who are standing in harm's way on this day in defense of the freedom and liberty we enjoy. May we never forget to ask for the blessing of their safety and protection in our daily prayers.

Amen (may it be so).

Lunch at our house today:

Butter Beans



Broccoli, rice, cheese and picante sauce



Fried Pork Tenderloin



Corn, roasted in butter



Our Table



My plate



Hers



Fork views









Edited to add

Oops - forgot dessert - The wife's (MHNBPF) Lemon Curd and Chocolate Moose Tarts I'll stick it in here. Thanks edit function.



My memorial day prayer for you:

May your day be filled with joy and your family and those you love be protected from evil.

Amen



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Great stuff





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Jax-Tiger
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Dog - man that looks great. The only thing I would have done differently is tried to figure out a way to get that pork loin on the grill (with the corn), instead of frying it, but then again, I'm kinda one-dimensional that way.

Thank you for the tribute to our brave soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms. I, too, have an American flag flying 365 days a year (not just on the holidays).






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I agree with your sentiments about this Memorial Day...the food looks delish as always DOg. Do you ever leave the house?????I wouldn't If I could cook like that!





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Never had picante sauce in broccoli rice before. Thanks for the idea! Meal looks great as always.





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MeridianDog
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picante sauce in broccoli rice


Old guy story time.

We took this to a covered dish supper at church when we lived in Alabama. I'm not all that trustworthy when it comes to this dish, because I might make it really zippy if no one is there to hold me back. The dish I made that day was one of those times. I had Pace HOT Picante sauce and used quite a bit of it because I like to be able to see the tomatoes and chopped stuff in my finished dish.

We happened to be at the table our pastor decided to use and he had a big Captain Jack portion of the broccoli dish on his plate. He was a big eater and took a man sized bite of my dish and his eyes got about twice their normal size, then he gasped for breath and drank most of his glass of tea before he could find his voice.

"Wow! That stuff is hot. Who in the world made that?"

I took a bite of mine and replied, "Don't know, tastes fine to me."

Then I apologized, confessed that I was the bad guy and offered to go refill his tea glass.

At least he didn't say, "That stuff's hot as Hell."



If you like it hot, you can make this one really hot.



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any pointers on how to prep that broccoli dish...mother of god





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Do you ever leave the house?


Actually spent most of the weekend working in the yard. Got my truck stuck yesterday in the very back and had to use my come-along to winch my way out. Took about two hours and lots of cussing myself.

Went out this morning and within fifteen minutes got stuck again - in a place I would have bet a hndred dollars was plenty dry enough to drive across. The second time, I pulled myself out in about an hour using the come-along.

Guess I need a winch on my drive to work truck, except both times I had to hook my chains to the hitch and winch it out backwards with the come-along.

I have maybe twenty trees on the ground limbed out and cut into logs I can stack in the truck if it ever gets dry enough to drive in and out without getting stuck. At this time, my burn pile is probably 15' X 15' and over 8 feet high. Almost all of that is limb wood with the heavy stuff still on the ground. It will be a wonderful fire when I burn it. Maybe we'll roast marshmellows and do a post that day (about two months out - when it gets dry enough to burn).



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SW2SCLA
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Good story





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Awesome story





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MeridianDog
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pointers on how to prep that broccoli dish


Make rice and set aside - you'll need 2X rice to broccoli. I use frozen florets and cook my broccoli unseasoned in the microwave. Dump the broccoli in the rice and set aside.

Make a light bechemel and start adding cheese. I use whatever I have, Cheddar is best. sometimes I'll add a little cream cheese. I have been known to use nothing more than velveeta (I know). Honestly I like this dish with velveeta.

I usually make more cheese sauce than I need and put the rest away for Mac and Cheese. You probably should use about as much cheese sauce as broccoli. Add your cheese bechemel to the rice and broccoli and then add as much Picante as you like. I add a lot of picante because I like the taste it gives. I like the sweetness of Pace, but use your brand because you can definately taste the picante and it might as well be one that you like. I'm sure you could use Rotel, but I never have.

If everything is cooked and hot, that's all you do. Taste for seasoning and add a little salt if needed. I usually like the taste and add nothing.

Obviously, you could add cayenne if you like. I never have.

This is one of a very few dishes like this that I don't season with black pepper.






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I, too, have an American flag flying 365 days a year (not just on the holidays).


My flag is made of wood strips painted and then assembled. After assembly I painted the field of blue and added the stars. Then I signed it in the lower right corner. My sons can fight over it when I die. Maybe I should make another to avoid the fight, because they both like it.

I constructed my flag on the Fourth of July about six years ago. I see it every time I drive down my driveway and It always makes me feel good.


quote:

figure out a way to get that pork loin on the grill


I like fried porkchops and a tenderloin filleted and pounded flat then breaded and fried is better than any porkchop I have ever eaten.

I BBQ tenderloin all the time. Actually have two more in the fridge that will likely hit the grill sometime this next week.

I like dry rub and then BBQ sauce on mine, so all the no sauce folks will want to avoid that post.






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quote:

My flag is made of wood strips painted and then assembled. After assembly I painted the field of blue and added the stars. Then I signed it in the lower right corner.


Pics?






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It's in his first post.





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MeridianDog
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quote:

Pics?


The first photo in this post is my wooden flag. It is mounted on the side of my barn.

Made of old salvaged fence wood. The holes in the piece are nails I pulled when I saved the fence wood.



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Hat Tricks
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The first photo in this post is my wooden flag. It is mounted on the side of my barn.

Made of old salvaged fence wood. The holes in the piece are nails I pulled when I saved the fence wood.


Holy crap. How did i miss that? Was that in your post when you first made this thread or did you edit that in there at some point?






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quote:

Make a light bechemel and start adding cheese.
I will never forget that this is called a Mornaise sauce. I'm still kicking myself for missing that question on a trivia Sunday evening at the Londoner.






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quote:

In our nation we cherish peace and freedom. For over 237 years, lines of brave men and women have stood straight and tall against all enemies to defend our freedom. This is the day we honor the memory of those who have fallen from the line, having yielded their last full measure of service to our nation.

My Country, my barn and my flag:


Heard that

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I use frozen florets and cook my broccoli unseasoned in the microwave.


quote:

I add a lot of picante because I like the taste it gives. I like the sweetness of Pace





btw, those are some fine looking pork loins MD.






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