Summer BBQ

It’s a bit ironic that I’m writing about BBQ cooking.  It’s not like I ever cooked on a BBQ!  Though I always thought I would try, perfecting the art, in order to have a throw-down with my husband.  I love a good challenge …

After years of thinking I want to, intending to, I have decided to back down from cooking on a BBQ.  After all, my husband is a good cook and he deserves the credit of being the “BBQ King”.  We love entertaining, and make a good team in the kitchen, of course, once we’ve determined who wears the “Chef” and “Sous Chef” titles.

I think I am attracted to BBQ because it’s so simple and I tend to over-think things … I used to think – it’s so plain? – but I dress up a BBQ meal with lots of sides and pick a nice white or Rose (buy Joie, one of my faves).

We recently had some old friends over for a gathering, and we provided the proteins and had everyone else bring sides and desserts.  Take a look at our feast:

Organic Hangar Steak

Organic Flat Iron Steak

One of our favourites for organic items is Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows (Parents will be familiar with Meadows Maze, which they own).  Their produce is to die for, especially the corn.

Indonesian Coleslaw

Indonesian Coleslaw

I make Indonesian Coleslaw quite frequently, so much that I don’t get excited anymore, I think it’s OD, need to take a break from it.  You know when you’ve had a certain type of food multiple times in a row?  I enjoy making it for others.

Quinoa Bean Salad

Quinoa Bean Salad

My friend made this really colourful salad, which was also quite tasty.

Organic Chicken Thighs

Organic Chicken Thighs

I forget where we picked up the thighs.  Marinated overnight in a Ginger/Miso cocktail.

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Summer time is perfect for Greek Salad – very refreshing.

Honey Garlic Sausages

Honey Garlic Sausages

Costco

Organic Red Lentil Rotini n Potato Salad

Organic Red Lentil Rotini n Potato Salad

Red Lentil Rotini – after it’s been refrigerated, it’s not as soft as regular pasta when eating cold.  I do like it cooked, though.  Found this at Costco.

 

An hour or so later, we made coffee to go with some farm fresh pie, cake, ice cream ….

There is very little clean-up when BBQ’ing …. that’s a life saver.

What is your favourite thing to cook on the BBQ?

 

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