Are you ready to make some memories on Memorial Day weekend?
Does opening your home and serving friends and family seem overwhelming? Too burdensome? Just not worth the effort?
May I encourage you to change your mindset?
Holidays are a natural time to build relationships and stockpile sweet memories. Opening our homes doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. With just a little bit of planning and pre-work you can relax, laugh, and enjoy sweet fellowship.
Trust me! It’s really not that hard. I remember the days of having 8 kids under 13 years old. I was always busy. Always doing laundry. Always changing diapers. Always tired.
There were times that having people over just seemed like heaping on an already over-burdened schedule.
But, when I went ahead and opened my home…
I was always blessed beyond measure! My constantly draining cup was filled. I ended our time together refreshed, rejuvenated, and reenergized.
It was totally worth it!
Here’s the key…
Don’t overdo and you won’t come undone!!
Plan a simple buffet bar. Put out plates, silverware, and napkins. Provide plenty of ice cold drinks. And, there you go… A party ready to happen!
Obviously, if you have some extra time, fresh flowers in a Mason jar and balloons tied to chairs will add to the festive mood, but those are EXTRAS… not the essentials!
It doesn’t have to be Pinterest perfect.
Start with friends and acquaintances…
Add some yummy food…
Slow down and enjoy sweet laughter.
There you have it! The perfect recipe for a day of the 3 Essentials of Life…
Wonder what’s on my menu? Here are some ideas to get you going.
Burrito station with:
Grilled Marinated Steak
Grilled Marinated Chicken
Cilantro Rice (Just make white rice as usual and throw in chopped cilantro)
Refried Black Beans (Canned black beans smashed with jalapenos and cheddar cheese thrown in)
Shredded Cheddar and Pepper Jack Cheese
Sauteed Onions and Green Peppers
Warm Flour Tortillas
Queso (jarred is fine!)
Corn Dip (This one is a little work, but it is AWESOME!)
And for dessert…
Various Ice Creams with Toppings
Super simple, super filling, and super tasting! Yum!!
Personal testimony: Those refried beans are life changing! Sooooo good…