Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!  

I went to Houston this three-day weekend to visit my aunt and cousins.  We brought in fajitas from my favorite Mexican food restaurant, Escalantes on Saturday night.  Unfortunately for me, Escalantes only has locations in Houston…maybe someday they will expand to Dallas!

Then on Sunday, my aunt Jolene and I did nothing but cook!  We started out cooking a new recipe for a delicious Vegetable Frittata.  I went to workout, Jolene went to the store, and from probably 11:30 on to 6:30 we prepared for our Memorial Day feast with the family!  We made Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie, and  Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Strawberry-Whipped Cream Filling, covered in a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting for dessert.  We then prepared the meat for our skewers… bacon wrapped shrimp with cream cheese and green pepper, steak, onions, and seasoned chicken.  We then cut a large juicy watermelon, made a green salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, and prepared an Amish Broccoli Bake casserole.  Sounds like a good meal right?  Well, I’m not done.  We also had corn on the cob, rice, and loaded baked potatoes with sour cream, butter, scallions, and Cheddar cheese.  Guess how many people ate all this food?  Only 8 people:  5 adults and 3 kids!  haha. You can tell we’re from Texas…”Go big or go home!”

I must say, we were absolutely stuffed, but thoroughly enjoyed our time of eating and visiting again!  Take a look below at the delicious food we had.  I only wish the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie could have survived the 4 hour trip back to Dallas with me!  It is still in Houston with my aunt for her and her husband, Bobby to enjoy 🙂

Memorial Day Menu

Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Steak and Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Chicken

Amish Broccoli Bake


Loaded Baked Potatoes with Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chives

Corn on the Cob

Sliced Watermelon

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Strawberry-Whipped Cream Filling with a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Steak and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers
Amish Broccoli Bake
Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Strawberry and Whipped Cream Filling with a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie

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