Monday, May 25, 2015

Celebrating Memorial Day – Paying Tribute to Those Who Literally Fight for Your Right to Party

Photo (c) Flickr user Vince Alongi
I always feel a little guilty grilling on Memorial Day. Being surrounded by all kinds of tasty food and cold beer seems inappropriate considering the holiday's solemn meaning. Maybe it would be better to honor our vets by eating what they had to survive on while defending our country.

What if instead of gnawing on a stack of sticky barbecued ribs, while sitting in a lawnchair, we dug a hole in the ground, and enjoyed something squeezed out of a pouch instead? There aren't many delicious things that come in squeezable pouches.

So, if the chicken get a little dry today, or whoever made the beans was just going through the motions, don't think of it as a disappointing meal; think of it as unintentional tribute all those brave souls who sacrificed for our freedoms. Enjoy!

9 comments:

VivaTucson said...

Well said.

M-I-L said...

Served from pouches ... are you talking about your mother-in-law's cooking skills?

Chef John said...

no! you've won cooking contests!

M-I-L said...

Singular, a neighborhood contest, using your recipe, I might add.

Anonymous said...

Thanks
God Bless the United States of America

Adam said...

Chef John you're awesome!

Jason said...

amen, chef. amen!

cosmictwirling said...

Excellent thought. I think that our men and women on the front lines want us to carry on, not carried away.

Christopher Myers said...

Wishing y'all a wonderful Memorial Day from up here in Canada.
(Y'all was my best impression of an American accent)
But as always... Enjoy ;)