Even though spring can be vaguely menacing with this on again off again fantasy of warmer climes, Memorial Day weekend is this essential defining point that our wish is finally true. Summer is here. Rain or shine.
Out comes the summer frocks, wicker lawn furniture, pink lemonade, beach picnics!
Even that rusting BBQ holds astonishing new hopes.
A slider from Keller's Boucheron in New York
1-1/2 lbs. beef sirloin
12 oz. beef brisket
1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Divide the meat into 6 portions. Handling it gently, form it into 3/4″ to 1″ burgers. Do not squeeze, mash, or overwork the meat.
Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for two-temperature cooking, with one area for medium-high heat and the other for medium heat.
Put the hamburgers over medium-high heat and cook, without moving for 2 minutes, or until they are well marked. (Do not move them too early; they need to cook long enough to prevent sticking to the grate).
Turn the hamburgers 90 degrees to make a crosshatch pattern and grill for 2 minutes. Flip the hamburgers over, move to the medium heat, and grill, without moving them, for 5 minutes.
Turn the hamburgers 90 degrees and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a platter, and let rest in a warm spot for about 10 minutes for medium-rare.If you are looking for a BIG Cape Cod event , it's the Figawi Regatta, May 27 - May 30, when 250 boats set sail from Hyannis to Nantucket in this internationally recognized sailing competition. http://www.figawi.com/page/race
Or if the mood is a good old fashion parade there are plenty of those around, too. The annual Sandwich Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday at 10 a.m.