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The Perfect Memorial Day Recipe Menu

The Perfect Memorial Day Recipe Menu:
Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter
Garden Pasta Salad
5 Minute Ice Cream
Easy Raspberry Lemonade

Recipes below for each picture.

Sirloin_Steak_with_Garlic_Butter Garden_Pasta_Salad 5_Minute_Ice_Cream Raspberry_Lemonade
Sirloin w/Garlic Butter Garden Pasta Salad 5 Minute Ice Cream Raspberry Lemonade

 

Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons garlic powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 pounds beef top sirloin steaks
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat with garlic powder and minced garlic. Set aside.
3. Sprinkle both sides of each steak with salt and pepper.
4. Grill steaks 4 to 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. When done, transfer to warmed plates. Brush tops liberally with garlic butter, and allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.


Garden Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) package uncooked tri-color spiral pasta
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
2 large tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 (16 ounce) bottles Italian-style salad dressing
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until al dente. Rinse under cold water, and drain.
2. Mix chopped carrots, celery, cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes, and onion together in large bowl.
3. Combine cooled pasta and vegetables together in large bowl. Pour Italian dressing over mixture, add Parmesan cheese and mix well.
4. Chill for one hour before serving.


Five Minute Ice Cream
Ingredients:
1 (10 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream

Directions:
1. Combine the frozen strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender. Process until the fruit is roughly chopped. With the processor running, slowly pour in the heavy cream until fully incorporated. Serve immediately, or freeze for up to one week.



Easy Raspberry Lemonade
Ingredients:
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate
3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon lime juice
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 cup crushed ice
1 cup fresh raspberries, garnish
18 Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1. In a large punch bowl, combine raspberry lemonade concentrate, water and lime juice. Stir in lemon-lime soda and crushed ice. Garnish each glass with a fresh raspberry and a mint leaf.

from AllRecipes.com

 

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Super Bowl party game plan: winning snacks and sports bars

Watching football on TV

Even if you don’t regularly tune in to pro football, chances are you’ll watch at least part of the Super Bowl, along with more than 110 million other people. Whether you tune in at home, at a Super Bowl party, or in a sports bar, we have some key plays to help turn this year's game into a winning night for everyone.

If you’re hosting a party or taking a dish to share to someone else’s home, check out our crowd-pleasing game night recipes and fun things for kids to do during the game.

Or head to one of the Maryland sports bars likely to attract Super Bowl fans as well as the usual Ravens or Redskins crowd.

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