May 27, 2017

Let Us Always Remember Them

Wishing you a nice Memorial weekend.

It is a time of remembrance for those who have served our country, and who are no longer with us. 

Some families have extra heavy hearts this weekend having lost a family member since the last memorial day.

Let us always remember them! 

While we truly understand the meaning of Memorial Day, we also know that it is the beginning of summer, and a time when many families gather together to decorate the cemetery, gather at the homeplace, and bring food! 

In the south... there must be food, and lots of it. :-)

Our family is not planning a large memorial gathering this year because of our son's wedding shortly thereafter. Hopefully we will find a time later in the summer to gather. 

Hubby and I are making bourbon balls today...for son's wedding. I will put them in the freezer and have them ready!!! 

I thought I would share some of my tried and true recipes and some of my patriotic pics. 

We have two large porches...and I like to spread around the flags and red white and blue touches. I pull out my blue and white serving pieces, vases, etc. to add even more color. 

Yes...I bring china outside. But the glasses are plastic. ha! (There are some great heavy weight plastic glass choices out there...from juice size to wine and goblet sizes.)

My Beatriz Ball metalware is it works for hot or cold dishes. 

We are so fortunate to have a very private and lush area behind our home.

Now...on to some of my recipes!

This is a great salad to travel with or leave out for a while. Its vinegar and sugar liquid will not spoil like mayo based dressings. 

The next few links take you to other recipes on the blog that I have presented before.

And for even more recipes below.

Bon Appetit...

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. The photos are wonderful, this is such a special holiday that is near and dear to my heart. I seem to always be thinking about my father landing in Normandy and wondering what it was like for him. The generation I am from did not share any personal information and since he has passed away it is a closed subject. Do you remember, or did you have Sunday School Day?? In New York we had a parade with our decorated bicycles and mother's would decorate up their baby carriages and strollers. I'm sure there was more to it but, I just can't remember. Do forget to taste test each batch of the bourbon balls, lol. Have a wonderful day. TFS

  2. Lots of yummy recipes! Your holiday decor is so inspiring. When a person is in the military, it is a family affair. My husband and I were leaving the local hospital when my daughter had her heart attack and he and a friend both suffer from PTSD and were starting a program to help other returning military personnel. These folks deserve our respect.

  3. Thanks for reminding us about the reason of this holiday. Lovely post! We tried your husband's brownie recipe and it's a keeper!! Z


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