Friday Favorites: Red, White, and Blue – Memorial Day Edition!

Hey Ya’ll,

Since Monday is Memorial Day, I figured today’s ‘Friday Fav’ post should be all about Red, White, and Blue!

First off, I am loving all of the cute, DIY tissue paper projects I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest as of late:
Here are few other crafty ideas that caught my eye for Memorial Day weekend or Fourth of July:

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And what holiday would be complete without delicious eats and treats!

Here’s a Southwest Sloppy Joes recipe from, that I highly recommend trying your hand at this weekend:

1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion sliced or chopped
1 small clove garlic minced or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 can (19 oz) whole tomatoes undrained
1 can (5.5 oz) tomato paste
8 hamburger buns

1.    In large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef, onion and garlic, until meat is browned, stirring frequently.
2.    Add cereal, seasonings, tomatoes with juice, and tomato paste. Stir to combine, cutting tomatoes into pieces with spoon. Cover and simmer over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on toasted buns.

And here’s a fabulous red, white and blue sangria via Recipe Girl:

2 bottles dry white wine (try Sauvignon Blanc)
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks

Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.

*To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool. Now it’s simple syrup!
*Use fresh fruit for this recipe. Frozen just won’t be great.
*To make star-shaped pineapple pieces, cut long & wide pieces of pineapple off the side of the fresh fruit. use a star cutter to cut shapes.

And for dessert, try this easy recipe from Fancy Frugal Living!

1 Pint of Strawberries
1 Pint of Blueberries
1 Loaf of Pound Cake (Cut out star shapes using a cookie cutter)
1 can of Whipped Cream

For even more fabulous Memorial Day entertaining ideas, head to my friend’s site Hostess with the Mostess!

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

7 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Red, White, and Blue – Memorial Day Edition!

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