I asked cousin Q's older brother if he was going to throw a Memorial Day barbecue. It's tradition! I said.
Since he hosted last year's Memorial Day barbecue! And every other year, right? I have proof! I can go back through the blog and prove it, I insisted. Except, umm, when I did go back, I realized 2008's Memorial Day barbecue was hosted by my brother and 2007's Memorial Day barbecue was held at my oldest uncle's house.
Maybe I confused it with when cousin Q's older brother hosted the July 4th barbecue?
So let's make it a tradition! Yeah? :P
He was grilling chicken, steak, and veggies when I arrived. One of my third-cousins came up from Orange County and helped me make Bruschetta al Pomodoro (Italian Tomato Bruschetta),
Insalata Caprese (Italian Capri Salad - Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella),
and Sangria with Red Wine. I used the last of my kumquat liqueur from Corfu, Greece, which added some sweetness and booziness to the sangria.
Poor Pablo. No yummy grilled food for him. Just peas.
Baby A is such a good kid. She rarely ever cries. Just plays quietly.
I bought this daylily more than a decade ago. Nice to see it's still alive.
I decided to make an Insalata Caprese Sandwich to toss onto the grill. Some of my cousins followed suit.
Grilled corn, of course.
And cheeseburger sliders.
It's tradition cousin Q's older brother! :)
Memorial Day barbecues are my favorite way to kick off the summer.
1 year ago today, Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland Classical Chinese Garden) - Portland - Oregon.
2 years ago today, a gift of a case of mangoes.
3 years ago today, a very, very basic cucumber salad that I happily munch on all summer long.