Memorial Day Cookouts

May 21st, 2009. Filed under: Nancy's Recipe Box, This & That.

Memorial Day is coming up, and the weather is smiling at us.  Do you cook out on the grill or barbecue for the holiday?  When I lived up north, is was not uncommon for folks to talk about barbecuing when what they were doing had nothing to do with barbecue.  They were cooking out on the grill.  That’s called grilling or “cooking out.”  Barbecue is something else entirely. 

Down here in the south, barbecue is serious business.  But it’s still fun.  Check out this video from, and be ready to tap your foot and smile.  I’m not getting paid to promote this site or product.  I just really like this song.

As a bonus I’m digging out a goodie from my recipe box.  This recipe was given to me by Mary Wade, a member of my favorite little country church in Indiana.


  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 4 oz diced onion
  • 1 pkg instant chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 24 oz cooked dried Lima beans

In a skillet combine first 3 ingredients.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.  Add remaining ingredients.  Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Maybe you’d better make a double batch.  This is a good one!

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