Welcome to Friday Fives, the weekly meme where I post a list of five of something. For this week’s edition, I’m thinking about the food we are going to eat on Memorial Day. It’s traditionally the first day of the new year when we fire up our outdoor grill and eat picnic-type foods. These are the five foods we always have:
1. My All-American Burgers, topped with lettuce and fresh tomato slices, plus ketchup and mustard (recipe below)
2. Redskin potato salad bought at the deli counter
3. Boiled corn on the cob with butter and salt (there is something about eating corn on the cob outside that makes it taste even better!)
4. Watermelon slices
5. S’mores – we toast the marshmallows on rotating skewers I won from Hershey’s from a BlogHer contest, over the fire pit I won from Hershey’s the following year!
ALL-AMERICAN BURGERS – SERVES SIX
- 1.5 lb. ground beef
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tsp. water
- 1 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- Optional – 6 slices American cheese singles, unwrapped
- 6 sandwich buns
- Prepare and heat grill. Combine all ingredients (except the sandwich buns of course!) in a large bowl and mix gently. Shape into six patties.
- Cook 4-6″ from coals 10-15 minutes until hamburgers are no longer pink in center, or they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
- Top each burger with a slice of American cheese if desired, and close the lid of the grill or place a large saucepan lid over the burgers to help melt the cheese.
You can toast the sandwich buns on the grill just before serving, if you like. Serve with all the traditional fixings – we like mustard, ketchup, and sweet pickle relish!
What are your favorite foods to eat on Memorial Day if you celebrate it with a cookout? Write a post on your blog, a link back to this post is greatly appreciated No blog? No problem! Leave a comment on this post with your five favorite cookout foods. Have a great weekend everybody!