What is the meaning of Memorial Day – other than eating watermelon? It’s a holiday to remember all who lost their lives for our freedom. I like what I heard at church Sunday. Soldiers sacrificed their lives for our freedom, and the way we can thank them is to love life and enjoy it. So that’s what my family and I did on Memorial Day weekend – love and enjoy life.
Loving life and enjoying it always includes the kitchen. You’re either preparing the food, eating, or cleaning the kitchen.
Our holiday weekend began early on Thursday evening when my husband and I pulled into the truck stop that would be his big rig’s home over the holiday weekend. Our youngest daughter and her family live nearby. My daughter picked me up that evening, and my husband joined us the next day.
My little granddaughters didn’t know my husband and I were coming. I walked in to find Big Sis coming to the door. When she saw me, her surprised expression and huge smile welcomed me. Next, she invited me to her room to show me something. But then Little Sis walked over to me in her cute toddler waddle with a big smile that indicated she recognized this older version of her mommy. My daughter added to the welcome by preparing a delectable sweet and spicy chicken and vegetable stir-fry. Smiles, hugs, and food gave me a great welcome.
The next morning I awoke to, “I’m hungry. I want toast and pancakes. Do you want toast and pancakes?” Big Sis said. [Read more…]