We celebrated the long weekend with a bbq over my parents’ house and I can always count on the fact that they will go all out. I don’t think burgers and hot dogs even exist in my mom’s mental rolodex of foods to bbq. It would probably be under “afternoon snack” or “children’s party”. For my family, any holiday is an excuse to bring out the good stuff and indulge in it together. This time the main dishes were oysters and hunks of pork belly dipped in my mom’s special vinegar sauce. We sit, talk, and eat without worrying about the oyster juice splattering everywhere or that our fingers are covered in food. I love a group of people who know how to eat! Hope you enjoy your extra day off and treat yourself to something good. Whatever it is!