Friday, May 22, 2009

Virtual Girls' Night Out: The Memorial Day Edition

So it's Friday, and the official eve of Memorial Day weekend, so it's time for a special Memorial Day themed Virtual Girls' Night Out! Ann's hosting, as usual, and she's featuring a great recipe for Carolina Iced Tea (a southern version of a Long Island Iced Tea), so make sure to visit!

This week's question is about your Memorial Day plans. Admittedly, I don't generally have a very exciting Memorial Day weekend, outside of spending time with my family. That's what I'll be doing again this year, but unfortunately, Husband is away in D.C. and can't come home for the holiday. On the bright side, I invited my mother to come visit, which will hopefully be fun and not stressful. She's already insisted I take the night off from cooking tomorrow and she wants to treat me to Maggiano's (no worries for those of you who follow my menu plan, I'll still post my glazed pork chops recipe!). I'm not complaining, though I do kind of like showing off my cooking skills when she visits. So, I've got some dinner plans this holiday weekend, and I'm planning to try out some new workout DVDs I picked up at MovieStop this week. I love that place, it's so awesome to go in with a few DVDs to trade and walk out with some new ones for next to nothing (or better yet, nothing!!) What an exciting weekend, right?


Oh, and I'm cooking up the rest of my crab cakes tonight, so we'll see if refrigerating the uncooked cakes overnight makes any difference in my recipe, since last night's were only refrigerated for an hour. Now the crab cakes are indeed exciting.

So what are you doing this holiday weekend? Are you traveling? Cooking out? Making pulled pork (a.k.a. my personal favorite BBQ dish)? If you're making pulled pork, you have to share the recipe!!! Make sure to go visit Ann and celebrate the whole blog hopping holiday extravaganza!

P.S. - Ann's having a super giveaway for all of you popcorn lovers out there, so make sure to visit!

23 comments:

Margo said...

We're going up to my Dad and Step-mom's camp tomorrow to celebrate his birthday, and we'll be having a cook-out up there. And the rest of the long weekend (Mark has Tuesday off, too) I'll be working. For the most part. I'll probably take some time off for a family trip to the park.

Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned. I might have to give the crab cake recipe a try sometime. I'm not a huge fan, but they're okay with the right dipping sauce. If I can remember the recipe for that..

Kristin said...

I have one uneventful weekend ahead of me. But we've been going non-stop for a couple months, so I'm looking forward to it! Jealous of your hubs! I miss D.C. something fierce!

Mandala Michelle said...

Nothing much planned for us. Just going to enjoy this VGNO and maybe hang out on the deck.

Liz said...

My sons planned to have a cook out for their friends I hope they relize I am not cooking HAPPY VGNO

Tamis said...

I love pulled pork too! I have a killer recipe...it is an all day project that is worth every minute. Now ya got me thinking I need to make one!

Gena said...

I am going to the river, again! Darn! heeheehee

Happy VGNO!

I am Harriet said...

Yummy- crab cakes!
Happy VGNO!

Ann said...

Crab cakes? Do I hear crab cakes? I'll be right over!!!

Happy VGNO Elizabeth. I finally have Mr. Linky working so I hope that brings more "party goers" your way.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Mmmmm.... the crab cakes sound DELICIOUS! Enjoy our weekend with your mom.

Happy VGNO!

JAN'S PLACE said...

OH my Maggiano's...love that place!!!

Happy VGNO!

Yaya said...

TGIF!

Happy VGNO!

Happy Memorial Day!


Yeah, we don't have any plans this weekend.

Lizzie said...

well, you already read my blog so you know my plans :)

thanks for your sweet comments over at my place :) hope you have a good weekend and happy VGNO

Yaya said...

Apparantly I'm stopping by again to say hi! ;)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I'm definitely going to have to try your crab cake recipe...sounds delicious!! :) Your weekend sounds like it will be fun - especially the part of going to Maggiano's... :)

Have a great weekend and Happy VGNO! :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

Yeah I never really have plans for memorial day either. Hubby has off though and that is cool!

Lola said...

Stopping by for VGNO. The drink sounds awesome.

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Kris said...

Stopping by for VGNO--yeah, we don't generally do much for Memorial Day either...but working out is always good--maybe I can get motivated myself!! Have a great weekend!

Susan Campbell Cross said...

We're in town because our daughter has a soccer tournament (of course she does!). At least it's local this time. I am late for VGNO because I had some minor surgery yesterday. I was so bummed to have slept through the party. Here I am in the morning though, PARTY ON! :) Very cute site by the way. I will "follow" it!

Opus #6 said...

No major plans here. Happy belated VGNO. Thanks for your comment. Very thoughtful. :-D

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Well, I had a wake yesterday & a funeral today. It wasn't all sad- got to see some relatives I don't see much.

I think tomorrow we will cook out. Usually my nephew & the kids come over. Maybe Little Man (see blog if you want to know who Little Man is :-)

And we always have characters stopping by (see blog for info on strange characters:-)

Monday, my Girl Scouts were supposed to be marching in a parade. But seeing as we only have 5 girls, and one is at Dad's, one is marching with color guard, one with band, and one's phone is disconnected so who know's, that leaves me & my daughter, so I may renig (sp???) on this one.

So, who know's what Monday will bring. More strange characters?

Just_Aimee said...

Stopping by late for VGNO...How are those videos? We are having a busy weekend...but I am enjoying some moments of quiet time...hope the rest of yours goes well.

Kat said...

Oh I love crab cakes!! Yummy :)

Happy belated VGNO!

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