The long weekend is a perfect time to enjoy a little barbecuing. You could do smoked ribs or grilled salmon but for us the long weekend calls for a buffet of burgers and sweet grilled apples.
Pasta is a popular dish in our house, especially with the kids. In the fall we tend to make (and bake) a lot of it but the baking requires the (hot) oven, something we’re trying to avoid this summer. It seems cooking pasta on the BBQ is easier than you think. Serve with grilled maple brussel sprouts and bacon skewers and Island Ice for dessert for another Summer BBQ Sunday delight.
Sunday dinner has traditionally been roast in our house. Just because we have moved our Sunday dinner out into the backyard does not mean me can’t enjoy a good roast, a smoked roast. Add to that fruit in the form of a grilled watermelon and feta salad and chocolate fruit fondue.
The summer to me means more salads, fruits and fish. There’s something about the warmer weather and enjoying fish done on the grill. This weekend we try a friend’s dill cedar plank salmon, plus grilled corn with rosemary and salsa, roasted nuts and a summer classic, ice cream sandwiches.
The weather has been hot, breaking temperature records in our neck of the woods, so we’re thankful to avoid using the oven and enjoy an afternoon barbequing in the backyard. This week we grill some family favourites, like kale and bananas. Plus we try a new accessory for our Weber grill, a pizza oven.
We’re trying to make every day of summer vacation count this year. That’s one reason why we started our Summer BBQ Sunday series, focusing on hanging out as a family in the backyard barbequing. If you’re talking backyard BBQs and family summer fun, then no doubt ice cream is involved.
The long weekend is a perfect time to kick-off our Summer BBQ Sunday series. Unlike the other weekends in the summer, the long weekend seems to give us permission to relax and enjoy time with the family. Join us in the backyard as we make nachos, smoke some ribs and enjoy watermelon mojitos.
More people are trying to get a better handle on the way they eat, trying to eat less food and move toward healthier choices. Getting to that initial healthy state can sometimes be hard. That’s the position my husband is in, trying to transition into a healthier lifestyle, including diet and exercise. His crazy work schedule doesn’t make it any easier.
To help, he’s been trying Rose Reisman’s Personal Gourmet Frozen for about a week, seeing if he could get his mind focused on eating regular meals, in healthier portion sizes and with better ingredients.