Every year, to honor Memorial Day, my family goes to a flag raising service presented by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. Then, we do what so many others around the country do, we get together to share a wonderful meal that has all our favorite “cookout” dishes. We tell stories of what we like about his important day and proudly fly our flag.recipes for memorial dayMemorial Day is extra special because if we do this right, we actually stop and acknowledge those brave men and women who gave their lives for freedom. To be clear, I am so very thankful that I get to stay in my own little world that is comfortable, happy, loving and bright with dreams and plans for a wonderful future. Our family is full of rich history of those who have served from my husbands relatives, along with mine and now our son. So, with these humble words, I hope we can take some time to remember this special day, not as the start of summer or just a three-day weekend but as the important day that it is and celebrate all the good things it represents.

Here’s a few of the dishes A Southern Soul will be serving this Memorial Day ~cheese & tomato crackerCheese & Tomato Appetizer

zesty crock pot crackersCrock Pot Zesty Snack Crackers

salad for a crownSalad for a Crowd

ranch dressing in bottleSemi-Homemade Ranch Dressing

sweet pepper and onionsPickled Sweet Red Peppers & Onions

grilled zucchiniGrill Zucchini & Spring Onions

grilled sweet potatoes with smoked paprikaGrilled Sweet Potatoes

chicken pineapple skewers close upGrilled Chicken & Pineapple Skewers

grilled flank steakGrilled Flank Steak

Cheerwine floatVanilla Cheerwine Float

lemon pound cakeLemon Pound Cake

Have a wonderful day, friends!