Memorial Day weekend for many is the rope drop for Summer. I don’t even have to look at the calendar to know when Memorial day weekend is, I can tell it’s close by the throngs of cars parked on the side of the road by the creek just above me. Come Memorial Day, screams of terror followed by a loud splash fill my yard as teenager after teenager jump off J.H. Barber bridge. And during the Summer, I am often reminded of an eternal question asked by parents everywhere, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge would you do it too?” The answer to this question is obviously “Yes” for many.
This weekend is also a time to honor our military, past and present. The urge to serve our country runs pretty thick in our family with just about every male for as long as I can remember serving at least a little time in one branch or another. I can’t imagine what our country would be like without the service of our brave men and women in uniform and I am thankful for the sacrifices that they have made for us. If it weren’t for them, the freedom to choose how we live would be taken from us and that would be a horrible fate. Worse than jumping off the J.H. Barber bridge.
Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend!
- 4 sesame seed buns
- Prepare your grill.
- In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter for the marmalade. Add the onions to the pan and stir to coat with the butter. Cook the onions for 15-20 minutes or until they are soft and tender. Add the sugar, vinegar, and salt to the onions and stir to combine. Let simmer for another 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the ground chuck, Worcestershire and garlic powder. Shape into 4 large balls. Press a indent into the center of each ball and fill with blue cheese crumbles. Shape into a patty around the cheese so that it is completely enclosed and patty is about ½ inch thick. Grill burgers over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Spread a thin layer of mayo on each bun, top with lettuce, burger and red onion marmalade. Serve and enjoy!