Memorial Day FUN! Operation Honor Our Heroes, Lake & (Man vs Food) BBQ!

I wanted to post this earlier this week but better late than never :) That seems to be my blog post motto. 

We visited Operation Honor Our Heroes in downtown Austin where 7,000 flags were set up to honor our fallen heroes from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. 

This was a great way to give the boys a perspective and explain why we celebrate Memorial Day. 

If you want to see more information about this organization please visit 

Then fun with friends 

And finally a nice BBQ with a Man vs Food challenge 

The boys watched the episode where Adam was challenged to eat a Juicy Lucy stuffed burger. This was our take on that burger and the results....1 MAN 2 FOOD


My hubby's burger

1lb meat, jalapeno jack cheese, fresh jalapeno, and shredded jalapeno jack cheese. He seasoned the meat and left some of the meat to the side for the top of the burger

Made it look like a flat bowl (edges are higher to hold the stuffing)

Loaded three slices of jalapeno jack cheese

One fresh jalapeno diced

Topped with shredded jalapeno jack cheese. Why shredded? Well it was a spur of the moment thing because when I went grocery shopping I didn't know if he wanted sliced or shredded so I got both. He decided to use both. 

Flatten the extra meat that was set aside

Pinched the edges tightly 

20 mins on each side on the grill (40 mins total) They are huge and this is for Medium Well

For the boys (no jalapenos)
1lb of meat and colby jack cheese

Same cooking time

Ooooohhhh Aaaaahhhh

buttered and seasoned corn


Bacon Wrapped STUFFED jalapenos.....{{drooling}} These are awesome!


Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  1. Oh it all looks so yummy and I want to try it all!

    1. Thank you!!! It was quite delicious and can't wait to make it again soon. Thank you for stopping by. Sorry for the VERY late reply.

  2. can the jalapenos be put in the over too? if so what temp and for how long? Same? 20-30?

    1. I'm so sorry for the late reply? Did you end up trying the oven and did it work? I haven't tried it but I would think they would cook just fine. I will have to try it myself too. Thank you for visiting my blog and sorry again for a late response.

    2. I cook them in oven at 390 for until they are crispy. I also use a pan that has like a rack to lay them on so the grease drip underneath them and they get crispier.

  3. Hiya! Those stuffed jalapenos look so good! Will need to try them for my lunch one day this week! I cook a lot of slimming world meals (do you have that in the USA?). Was wondering if you've tried it with cottage cheese in the middle?

    1. Ooooh cottage cheese would be much healthier. I might have to try a few on the next batch. If you try them first, let me know how they turn out. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment! Thank you!

  4. I love these! I know this post is older but I happen to see it on Pinterest. I can't wait to try these.