While Memorial Day is often celebrated as the unofficial start of summer and a day off from work or school, it’s important to not let the festivities minimize the reason for the day, which is, of course, to honor the lives lost in battle while defending our freedom and democracy. It’s a somber day by nature, but many of us choose to celebrate the heroism of those who made the ultimate sacrifice by decking everything out in red, white, and blue, including our tables. A simple way to bring the colors of Old Glory into our meal is with fruits, so today we’re sharing some patriotic Memorial Day recipes with fruit.
Utilizing strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cherries in tandem with whipped cream, yogurt, or some other creamy filling easily pulls in the red, white, and blue to maximize the patriotic effect of your food table.
These red, white, and blue dessert recipes with fruit will add a berry patriotic look to your celebration, but what else will you be serving this Memorial Day? Let us know in the comments below!
And just as a reminder, while you’re enjoying your patriotic sweets, your day off, and your cookouts, take a moment to reflect on why we have these privileges in the first place.