Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day "Cards for Heroes" Bloghop

A bloghop is a blast of creativity and sharing! Bloggers from all over the US and abroad will be posting a card and sharing why THEY participate in honoring our nation's heroes. And everyone else gets inspired!

If you've landed here in the middle of the hop please click here to begin at the "Top of the Hop".

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Cards for Heroes is a wonderful organization that supports armed forces serving overseas by sending them blank greeting cards for them to send home to family, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. This is my first event I am participating in, and I am inspired by all of the fabulous cards posted along the hop. There are lots of beautiful cards and projects, too.

On this Memorial Day Weekend - My thoughts and Prayers go out to all Service Men and Women this weekend. I remember my grandfather, who was in the Coast Guard, my father, who served in the Navy and now, my baby sister who is in the Army National Guard. Please enjoy this recipe that we made at a BBQ prior to her shipping off to bootcamp - a family favorite grilled "Firehouse Wings".



















Grilled Firehouse Chicken Wings [or legs, thighs & breasts with skin left on]
Adapted from a recipe viewed on Emeril Live many years ago.

In a large bowl, mix together the following ingredients: can be adjusted to taste - we just throw together a little of this and a dash of that - really depends on how much chicken you will be making. This will do about 12-18 chicken wings.
Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp
Parsley Flakes 1-2 Tbsp
Thmye 1-2 Tbsp
and a whole small bottle of Franks Red Hot Sauce
Then add the chicken wings and thoroughly coat, and let them sit for a 1/2 hour or until you are ready to grill. Then grill as usual. They don't come out as spicy as you would expect - TASTY with a little kick! Any questions post in comment with e-mail addy to reply.

This is a photo of my sister "Private Cassidy" playing drill sergeant to our two Nieces - she's teaching them what happens when you don't follow the rules "Drop and give me 20!"






The "Lil Troops" took it all in stride. But my sister is sure sick of doing pushups : )

Please visit the NEXT blog in the bloghop
BethieJ's Scrappy/Crafty Spot. BethieJ shares family photos & events and also posts beautiful layered cards and other paper crafts she's created. Please take a moment to stop by and visit.

73 comments:

Jennifer said...

My PaPa was in the Navy, and my DH is a veteran of the first gulf war.

Sarah said...

Such a wonderful blog hop for such a great cause!

Karen said...

Those wings look really good. My deepest appreciation to your sister for serving our country.

AzKisses73 said...

Cute card and love the pics.. A huge thank you to your sister for serving our country.

Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day ♥

JPScraps said...

Drop and give me 20...A favorite saying of my nephew who has twin boys.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the recipe and for participating in the blog hop!

Karen said...

wonderful story and pictures!

Dawn said...

Happy Memorial day, get those push ups going! LOL

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Love the picture!! Now that's what I call teasing!! :) Love the lil troops!! TFS!

Phinny said...

Fun! Love the card and pics! So happy to be doing the blog hop for such a good cause with such a great, generous group of talented peeps! *smile*

Nancy said...

funny pic and love the card

Suz said...

What a great tribute to your sister. Thank her for her service & to you for being a great stop on this blog hop

lauren said...

The wings sound yummmy. Thanks for supporting your sister and the rest of the troops!

Lynn said...

love your cards
Thanks for helping in this event. I am a proud Army MOM

KelliStamps4U said...

Thanks for sharing your story!

Loni said...

Love the Lil Troops.
Thanks for supporting CFH!

Martha said...

I love the support your sister is receiving from her family. I hope we live up to your example. Guess our cardmaking is a start!
Thanks for participating in the CFH blog hop.

Flower said...

Love your cards!

Thanks for sharing your story & recipe! I'm definitely going to have to try it.

christy sheffield said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe. And, I greatly appreciate your sister for serving our country.

{VICKI} said...

Those wings look good

Sara said...

Beautiful! God bless your sister and thank her as well for serving our country :)

Have a great weekend!

xoxo
Sara

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Daintry said...

I love the pic! The girls are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

iring said...

MmmmMmmm those wings look good! Thanks for sharing the recipe and cute pics! Best of luck to Ms. Cassidy!

Janice said...

OK, now I'm hungry looking at the wings. Good luck to your sister.

Yvette said...

loved reading your story! TFS!

mica said...

Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing :)

Dana said...

those wings look delish!

Heather said...

Give your sister big hugs from all of us! Thanks for being part of the hop!

Merry's Musings said...

Great pictures! Those top bunks look mighty high off the ground.

charli said...

Best wishes to your sister and the family.

Bekah's World said...

As a military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing. It's so good to know that there are others thinking of our loved one's when they're in harms way. What a wonderful way of showing your appreciation!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Cute cards, and cute pics! :)

Whispers and Wishes said...

wonderful sharing!

LadyDoc said...

GREAT pictures- thanks for sharing!

In addition to sending some cards, I'm trying to do my little bit for CFH. I have added a link to this blog hop and embedded the CHF youtube video on my blog. I hope it brings many more people to participate in this wonderful group.

Thanks for all you do!

Lisa said...

Yummmmy recipe! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

I also really enjoyed the picture of your sister & nieces. Please thank your sis for her service to our country and all she is doing for our freedom.

Wishing you and your family all the best this Memorial Day weekend.

Purple Princess said...

Yummy wings! Great photos! Specials thanks to your sister!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I had to take a second look at the 'card'! It looked sooo yummy! ha!

ML Design Works said...

Cute! Thank you for sharing your recipe and photos!

Ruby Craft said...

Your sister looks like she loves what she is doing and obviously loved by her nieces!

Kathy said...

Yum - thanks for the recipe and the pics!

Rebecca said...

The recipe sounds delicious! Love the little girls doing push-ups, too cute ;)

katrynka said...

Thanks for supporting such a fabulous cause.

Tami B. said...

You have such a wonderful support of sisters in your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.

gettyg said...

Well done on your card!
Long live our Heroes!
~ginny

PaulaM said...

Oh, I found that funny about your sister making here nieces 'drop and give me 20'!! :) As members of the Civil Air Patrol, we often do this to our kids!! Builds character!!

primethyme said...

Love your card! Please keep on supporting CFH - they are such an amazing group. My husband is a Naval Gulf War vet. I am inspired by how all the bloggers support each other too! Have an amazing weekend.

Renee said...

Great card.....

Atticelf said...

LOL...that's the way to whip those kids into shape! That recipe looks delish, BTW. :)

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us! The wings look so good!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a yummy recipe. And say thank you to your sister for doing such a great thing for our country.

M.E.

paula said...

great card! Thanks to your sister for taking care of our country!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for participating and the recipe, sounds delicious,will definitely try it out.

ceashark at aol dot com

erin said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Very fun!

LETUMom said...

Those pics are great - love the way your family is so supportive of your sister! Thanks too for supporting CFH!

Victoria S. said...

Please thank your sister for serving. Your nieces are cute!

kasmello said...

thanks to your sister. mmmm those wings look good!!

AxeS DeSignS said...

mmmm I'm hungry! thnaks for make cards for heros...

Caryl P said...

Thank your sister for all of us back home...and prayers for her and all the others out there.

paliku said...

So cute - the picture of your sister and nieces. Tell your sister I appreciate her
service.

Lyneen said...

Love the BBQ... thanks for sharing about your sister! P&T for all our troops

Kathy Thompson said...

Thanks for the card and the recipe. Looks good! Best of luck to you and your sister.

truleetraci said...

Yummmy! I will try that recipe! Happy Memorial Day... thanks for doing this "Hop"... it is a great way to honor our troops!

Regina said...

thanks for the recipe it looks yummy! God Bless your sister and your family!

Kerri said...

That Chicken looks delicious and I got quite a kick out of the photo of your sister being drill sargeant to the nieces!!!

Sharon said...

looks yummy

jaemom said...

Ohhh... I think I get it now. I was doing double-take, triple-take, wondering how many sisters there were posting! :) I think they're all your sites? Love all the photos, they're so special. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe as well. Blessings to you.

...Darlene said...

Love chicken wings.

Fabre said...

Another great story about your sister, and those wings made me hungry!

Terra5 said...

Love the pictures of the little girls doing push-ups. What a blessing to have everyone together for awhile.
Thank you for sharing.
Terry F.

Sue said...

I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Looks a lot like my nieces barraks at Ft. Jackson, SC. She wasn't too thrilled about pushups either. She did however like the really big tank guns! And boy did that shock her Mom. :D

Kathleen said...

great card and photos

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