This week’s menu features a traditional Memorial Day meal inspired by my Utah upbringing and family near and far.
05.25.20 – 05.28.20
Memorial Day Roast Chicken
basket of Curious Herb marinated, oven-roasted chicken pieces
*plant-based option: roasted eggplant
Summer Bistro Salad
mixed greens with sliced apple,
chives, red pepper, tomatoes,
blanched asparagus, corn,
& blue cheese crumbles
with apple cider vinaigrette
Homemade Potato Chips
flash fried, tossed with salt
& Curious Herb and topped with
blue cheese crumbles & chives
Curious Bread & Jam
a fresh-baked loaf of Curious Bread served with whipped butter and homemade berry-mint jam
Next Week’s Meal:
Italian Summer Pasta with
garlic shrimp & tiramisu
Memorial Day Weekend is our traditional entry to summer. Officially, the day is a formal moment to recognize those that have passed and honor all who serve. Informally, the day is a grand welcome to family gatherings, warm weather, and outdoor activities. The rituals of this holiday date as far back as the Civil War when local societies would gather to decorate graves, and celebrate with parades, potlucks and sporting events.
I distinctly remembering gathering with extended family over Memorial Day – the adults would head to the cemetery to place flowers, the cousins would play outside, and we would all gather for a large potluck meal of grilled meats, fresh salads, and whatever local berries and melons could be found that early in the season.
For those of us who love food, Memorial Day ushers in the early local summer harvest – berries, lettuces, asparagus, herbs & chives. When the food we eat shares the air we breathe and the soil we walk on, we create a connection with our food, support our local farmers, and understand sustainability more authentically.
This week, Curious Table welcomes summer by offering a classic summertime meal where we can taste the freshness of local fruits and vegetables – a sneak peek of the bounty and beauty of our local harvest, a memorial to the wonders of summer!
From our table to yours…
Eat well, be well!