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Monday, May 30, 2011

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave


Memorial Day is all about our honoring the brave veterans who protect the freedoms that we hold so dear.  Today, I'm sharing a video that moved me.  If you haven't heard about this, apparently Newsweek included Grand Rapids, Michigan in a list of dying American cities.  The people of Grand Rapids had a thing or two to say about that!

I love this video.  It represents the very best of America -- the men and women who live here and their indomitable spirit.  No matter what happens in Washington, no matter what the gas prices do, or how many natural disasters hit us, no matter political beliefs or heritage or religion, we are America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.  We will endure. 






But wait!  I haven't forgotten about food.  After all, you need something to eat today whether you're having a picnic, the first cookout of summer, lounging by the beach, or staying home with a great book.


Sometimes, if you're having an easy cooking night and planning to simply grill a steak or burgers, the easiest way to perk it up a little bit is with a quick and easy topper like onions cooked in red wine.

I had a lovely bottle of sweet red table wine sitting on my kitchen counter, and I was determined to use it.  This recipe is so easy that it qualifies for lazy day cooking, but it packs a punch when it comes to flavor.  I happened to have sweet red wine on hand, but a dry red wine would work just as nicely.  We ate it on bison burgers and it was exactly the right touch.

Red Wine Onions

1 onion, sliced in rounds
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup red wine
salt to taste (optional)

Saute onion in oil until translucent.  Pour in red wine and simmer until the wine is almost gone.  Serve as a topper on burgers or other meats.





If this isn't quite up your alley, we have a few other suggestions that might do the trick!


















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While we're enjoying family and friends today, our troops are spread around the world, longing for a taste of home.  Remember Mary Kennedy, author of the Talk Radio Mysteries, who sends fabulous care packages to our troops?  She's collecting again!  If you would like to contribute books or other goodies to show your appreciation, the links below will tell you how. http://www.operationpaperback.org/, http://www.booksforheroes2010.com/ orhttp://www.booksforsoldiers.com/.






To our veterans, to our fallen, to our heroes --
we honor you.
Thank you for your service.
Happy Memorial Day