So, Monday is Memorial Day. That means three things:
- We get a three-day weekend (woohoo!)
- We will be going to a barbecue
- We really need to figure out what we’re bringing
The good thing about Memorial Day is that it involved a lot of flags so I can tap into my Fourth of July inspiration board. Oh yeah, I have one. No point in trying to make you believe otherwise. I guess that probably isn’t too surprising since I told you I want to go to Fleet Week with Joe.
Anyway, last year, for the Fourth of July, I brought some yummy strawberries to a barbecue. They were simple enough to do, although I would maybe do them the night before this time around, and were a big hit so it’s definitely something I could do again. There’s really nothing better than having fruit on a warm day (and it is going to be warm on Monday, my friends).
Sticking along with the fruit theme, I could always make a flag out of fruit (found on Pinterest but originally from Chandler & Brianne’s Blog). Who doesn’t love a strawberry/banana combo? I’m not so sure about blueberries – I only trust them in my smoothies. This is super patriotic and reminds me of the cakes my aunts used to make for the 4th (just a vanilla cake with blueberries and strawberries on top) so I’m a fan.
If we want to be really lazy (which could definitely be a good thing after Joe’s week of paper-writing), we could always grab a gallon of Uncle Louie G’s Red, White, and Blue. It just so happens to be my favorite so I am totally on board with this plan.
Now, let’s say I was real ambitious about this and wanted to make something awesome. Something that would just knock everyone out of their socks. Maybe I could make this…
… oh yeah, that would gather some attention (found on Pinterest, originally from Glorious Treats. Update: According to Ainhoa, the flag cake was first made by Elissa over at 17 and Baking). I’m not entirely sure that I’m capable of doing this yet (maybe for the Fourth of July?) but it’s definitely on my to-do list.
I’m going to keep brainstorming about some other possibilities. Definitely waste some free time on Pinterest and browsing some old magazines. To be honest, the simplicity of the ices is just genius but we’ll see. Maybe Sunday will be rainy and I’ll be stuck inside and “forced” to bake. If that happens, let’s just hope I don’t eat everything.
So what about you… Do you have any plans for the upcoming holiday? Maybe going to a big ol’ barbecue or maybe just staying home and relaxing (I wouldn’t blame you, it’s been a long week)? Is there a staple you always make for the festivities or are you going to try something new? Anyone else considering taking the easy way out like me??