01 June 2016

Memorial Day Hamburger Cook Off #8

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My family was able to be together again this Memorial Day.  I cherish these times as I have come to realize that things do change, whether you want them to or not.  This year the big change has been Ashley and Eric's move to Chicago last week.  While that is a welcomed change, I think that some of our traditions, this being one, might change when Eric enters the world of work in August.  We've been very fortunate that all of us had have time to get away and be together since we all of us were involved in higher education and had much of the same times off.  It remains to be seen how many traditions will be kept and which will have to go by the wayside.  It's a good thing to be flexible.  We wouldn't have this tradition if things had stayed the same!
Memorial Day BBQ


On to better subjects:  Our Hamburger Cook Off!  It was the Younger Generation v the Older Generation this year.   The Younger Generation concocted a burger of ground beef, chopped rib meat, monterey jack cheese, cole slaw and   The Older Generation created a burger of ground beef, grilled pineapple, red onion, and a teriyaki mayo.  

Memorial Day BBQ

This year the winner was....  A TIE!  

Rib Burger (left) and Hawaiian Burger (right)
Yes, we couldn't declare an official winner this summer.  Even breaking down the points to .25 of a point to... and .75 of a point to... we still ended up a tie!

The side dish of chips and grilled corn completed this year's Cook Off.  So delicious and easy to make.  

Grilled corn with lime butter sauce
Number 8 in the books!  If you'd like to see the other winners in past years, you can check them out here!



20 comments :

  1. That sounds like my kind of thing. We are huge burger fiends in our family, so a burger cook off sounds all kinds of awesome.

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  2. Both of those burgers sounds amazing! I would really love to try that rib burger though. Sounds like you all have a great time every year.

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  3. That rib burger sounds like it's right up my alley! Though I wouldn't say no to a Hawaiian inspired burger, either.

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  4. Very nice! I would have voted a tie too since both burgers look so yummy! I have never had a Hawaiian Burger before so I would have to try making that! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. They both look delicious to be fair so it was a tough one to call. I love grilled corn as well!

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  6. What a fun time! I think I might prefer the younger generation burgers, but both looked yummy.

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  7. How fun! And those burgers look delicious. I think it's a tie, too. That fruity drink looks like a 1st prize winner to me, though!

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  8. what a fun cook off. those burgers look delish.

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  9. I love that you had a cook off. What a fab thing to do with your family.

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  10. A burger cook off seems like a really fun way to spend any weekend! Such a great idea!

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  11. Grilled corn is my absolute favorite! I always do it with the husks on, I am going to have to try it out your way too!

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  12. Forget the burgers give me the corn! I'd forgotten how good grilled corn is! Time to clean up the BBQ and get grilling!

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  13. I love burgers!! We always grill corn too, but we wrap it in bacon and then put the husks back on them! My husband's family always does it, and it's a pretty lengthy process, but it's amazing!!

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  14. What a fun time! Is it wrong that I want a burger for breakfast now?!

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  15. OMG These look so good right about now!!! Lunch Time!!!

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  16. That's always fun!! We were able to go to a cookout over the weekend, too. The grilled corn is calling out to me.

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  17. How fun! We love grilled corn as well - so yummy. We had a big BBQ this past weekend too, it is so fun to get family together!

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  18. Pineapple on a burger sounds amazing. This sounds like a great activity for summer. How much fun would this be for the fourth of july?

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  19. Oh goodness, those burgers look amazing! I think I want them both. Like now. LOL!

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  20. What a great tradition for Memorial day! I love both of generations recipes for the burgers. I would have given you both a prize for your ideas. I love the corn too. Glad you enjoyed the day

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