Memorial Day 2013 Dinner & Dessert

Memorial Day 2013: Cherry Cream Pie

Memorial Day is a Monday but was basically our “Sunday Roast” this week – Delicious Holiday fare!
Memorial Day 2013: Potato Salad

 

 

For the potato salad: red potatoes, chopped celery, green pepper, carrots, red onion, and gorgonzola cheese

Memorial Day 2013: Potato Salad

 

 

The dressing: a non-fat Balsamic vinaigrette mixed with about 2 Tbsp. of low fat mayonnaise and lots of freshly ground pepper

Memorial Day 2013: Macaroni SaladMemorial Day 2013: Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad: cooked macaroni combined with 1/2 container of store-bought mango salsa and chopped cucumber 

Memorial Day 2013: Macaroni Salad

Dressed with gluten-free Tamari Sesame dressing

Memorial Day 2013: Ribs

 

 

 

 

 

Pork spareribs my Dad’s Way: cooked with just Montreal Seasoning (ok – he would have just used salt & pepper) at 250-degrees for approximately 3-hours, until fork-tender. Increased the oven temp to 325-degrees to caramelize the BBQ sauce: a combination of ketchup, grainy mustard, Sriracha sauce, lemon juice, black pepper, and brown sugar – cooked for 15-20 minutes.

Memorial Day 2013: Potato Salad

 

 

Potato salad – all ready for serving

 

Memorial Day 2013: Macaroni Salad

 

 

 

 

Macaroni salad

 

Memorial Day 2013: Cucumbers & Onions

 

Also made a simple picked cucumber & red onion salad dressed with a combination of rice wine vinegar, Mirin rice wine (which is sweet) and freshly ground pepper

Memorial Day 2013: Dessert

 

 

The best part – Dessert: A bottle of Linganore Winecellars’ Indulgence (a red chocolate-infused wine) and my Heart’s delicious cherry ice box cheesecake

Memorial Day 2013: Cherry Cream Pie

 

 

The cheesecake is a combination of Dream Whip, milk, cream cheese in a chocolate pie crust topped with cherry pie filling. Perfect with the chocolate wine!

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