Gearing Up for Memorial Day

As with pretty much every day, I enjoy food that fits a theme. For example, I like to have red, white, and blue things for Memorial Day (and it really can fit almost any day in our Army home!). Here’s a couple of quick treats that fit the bill.

strawberries
Don’t these look patriotic?  When I was a caterer, I made these by the boatload, and they’re super quick.  Even if you’re making 200 of them.  But you won’t be. Probably. If you don’t have blue sugar, you could just tint some of the candy coating blue and dip the lower third again after the white hardens, or you could just drizzle blue onto the white.

Wash and DRY (that’s key here) your berries. Put some blue sugar crystals in a small ramekin, about 3/4” deep (the sugar, not the bowl). Melt some white chocolate or candy melts, dip the berries, and allow the excess to drip off.  The dip the lower third of the berry in the sugar. Chill until ready to serve. Bask in the compliments.

yogurt-stars

These frozen yogurt stars were inspired by Pinterest, where I saw that you could drop yogurt onto wax paper and freeze the drops for a yummy snack. When I saw these star ice cube trays at the dollar store, I had to get them, and I thought they’d be perfect for yogurt. And I was right.
I used raspberry, blueberry, and vanilla yogurt to get a red, white, and blue effect.  It didn’t work perfectly, but if you really wanted to overachieve, you could add food coloring to make it more intensely red and blue.
I keep a ziploc of these in the freezer now, for when the kids (or yes, I) want a quick bite of something sweet.  They’re just the thing, especially when it’s going to be close to 90 here tomorrow. Ugh.
Keep cool, and enjoy the tastiness of red, white, and blue!

Linking up to the Taylor House Thursday Party and Frugal Girls Chic and Crafty

2 thoughts on “Gearing Up for Memorial Day

  1. I love how you “play” with your food. I have dreams about doing similar things, but never seem to be able to quite pull it off. Mostly ends up looking like I was just playing with my food–know what I mean? So, willing to give lessons to an old gal?

    The berries are perfect for the 4th, too. Will add this to my new “Megan…” cookbook, LOL.

    Oh, and Happy Memorial Day to you and the big guy. And tell him “thanks” from both of us.

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