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Week in Review: Space Oddity, Poda, and Memorial Day

Edgar Allan Poda Happy Friday!

Very much ready for the weekend.  Here in the U.S., it is Memorial Day Weekend.  It is a day of remembrance for the men and women who have died serving our country.  Despite the fun to be had with cookouts and picnics, it is important to keep this in mind on Monday and honor our fallen soldiers.

With that being said, let’s talk about food and entertaining.

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I love a good burger!  Now, I know for all my vegetarian and vegan readers I may be loosing you here (but make sure to check out the other recipes at the end of this segment)… but for those omnivores out there, you know what I’m talking about!  And Memorial Day Weekend is always a great weekend to grill out.  Mama’s Gotta Bake takes the art of burger making to a whole new level.  Make sure to check out her Burger Bible full of great tips and tricks for making the perfect burger.

Not into meat, or need some great additions to your Memorial Day eating, these recipes from fellow bloggers are sure to please!

Potato Crusted Italian Spinach Mini Quiches from Curious Cuisiniere

Green Chili-Chard Baked Frittata with Farmhouse Cheddar from Full and Content

Cucumber Avocado Tea Sandwich Bites from The Humble Foodie

Goat Cheese and Zucchini Blintzes with Cilantro Cream Sauce from What Jew Wanna Eat

Coconut Lime Macaroons from ButterLust

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Hopefully this weekend you will be spending it with family and friends.  Possibly they will be staying one or more nights.  Erin over at Neaten Your Nest did a wonderful post on House Cleaning After Guests.  Perhaps not thought of as the most exciting part of having company, but Erin tips are a great reminder of things to do so they don’t get put off for weeks to come.  And while you’re looking at doing a little cleaning after they leave, make sure to check out Neaten Your Nest’s recipes for Green Cleaning Products that you can make at home!

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For the last week and a half I have had David Bowie’s Space Oddity in my head.  This is, in fact, one of my favorite Bowie songs.  I love the whole Major Tom saga.  (Which means I also enjoy ‘Ashes to Ashes’  and ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ which include the Major Tom character).  So needless to say I am very excited about Canadian Astronaut,Chris Hadfield’s version of the song that he did WHILE IN SPACE!

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Catch up with this week’s Green Door Hospitality posts!

Homemade Staples:  Bleu Cheese Dressing

Lunchtime Hospitality:  Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup

Wordless Wednesday — Chicken Cacti

Simple Appetizer Alert:  Goat Cheese Crostini

36 comments on “Week in Review: Space Oddity, Poda, and Memorial Day

  1. Suzanne
    May 24, 2013

    Happy Memorial Day and I love a good burger! You are so right, we should never forget what this holiday represents.

  2. Cloches & Lavender
    May 24, 2013

    We always remember the men and women who serve this country to give us the freedoms that we have. Have great weekend!

  3. Neaten Your Nest
    May 24, 2013

    Thank you for the link backs! I appreciate it! The Cucumber Avocado Sandwich Bites sound awesome. And you’re right about celebrating Memorial Day and it’s true meaning. Thanks!

  4. Penny L Howe
    May 24, 2013

    What an excellent video! I love, love that song but this is just outstanding. Chris Hadfield’s voice is wonderful, but the space – oh the space of it all Kenley, thank you. Happy Memorial weekend to you! May it be a happy one! :)

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 26, 2013

      Thanks Penny! I was so tickled when I came across it!
      Happy Memorial Weekend to you as well! :-)
      Kenley

      • Penny L Howe
        May 26, 2013

        Hi Kenley, I tried to reblog this but the reblog symbol didn’t show up on the top of your page. :( So instead I posted the video but credited you with the find. He is awesome (videoed on outer space and with that song)! Happy Memorial Weekend to you also! :)

      • Green Door Hospitality
        May 26, 2013

        Thanks so much Penny!!! I appreciate that!
        (And I’m going to look into why the reblog symbol didn’t show up). :-)

      • Penny L Howe
        May 26, 2013

        I’m so glad, I was frustrated, thank you! :)

      • Green Door Hospitality
        May 26, 2013

        :-)

  5. Mama's Gotta Bake
    May 24, 2013

    Kenley, have a great holiday weekend!

  6. lulu
    May 24, 2013

    Love all that you have shared here, especially the link to cleaning up after guests which we have a lot of in Maine. Have a great weekend.

  7. now at home mom
    May 24, 2013

    Happy Memorial weekend to you Kenley! :-)

  8. Home Seasons
    May 24, 2013

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend, Kenley! We definitely need to remind ourselves the true meaning of Memorial Day.

  9. leaner by the lake
    May 24, 2013

    Yay for green cleaning products! We’re chipping away at our massive stock of conventional products and after that I can’t wait to switch over!

  10. Just saw the video over at Penny’s site and she put your link there to stop by. What an amazing video. Thank you. Just watched it with my hubby who worked at NASA. :-) Paulette

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 26, 2013

      Thanks for stopping by! And so glad you and your husband enjoyed the video! I thought he did such a wonderful job and it was so beautiful to see the view from the shuttle!
      Kenley

  11. Thanks for the link! Those macaroons sound amazing too!

  12. thethingaboutjoan
    May 24, 2013

    I love these week in review posts of yours. And Poda? Hysterical!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 26, 2013

      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoy these Friday posts! And that you liked Poda! I cracked up when I came across it!
      Kenley

  13. Cul de Sac
    May 25, 2013

    Thanks for sharing those recipe, just pinned the potato crust quiche! looks soo yummy!

  14. Alicia Jay
    May 25, 2013

    Kenley, thanks so much for the shoutout! I will need to make those again soon now that grilling season has well and truly started. I’m with you on the burgers- can’t wait for a ton of variations this summer.

  15. gentlestitches
    May 26, 2013

    HaHa! Love Yoda Poe!

  16. gotasté
    May 26, 2013

    A good burger can always make me happy when I’m down :)

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