For this What I ate Wednesday, I thought I’d share the BBQ we had at the weekend. As I said in the last post, we turned up at my parent’s house and found they were thinking about having a BBQ…so we sort of just invited ourselves! I’m sure they didn’t mind really…
Thanks, Jenn, for hosting as always
I found my parents had bought some pink lemonade so I started myself nicely on that while relaxing in the beautiful sunshine in my parent’s garden.
The men folk did what men folk do best…play with the BBQ, drink beer and set fire to stuff. Supposedly cooking
The women folk did what we do best…sit and relax!
I found a BBQ cookbook at my parents and also borrowed their mini iPad, score!
In the morning I ran 10 miles so I was definitely ready for a lot of food! And happily, my parents seemed to have bought enough food to feed an army…or at least a very hungry Anna
I thoroughly enjoyed several glasses of pink lemonade and snacked on lots of carrots and cucumbers dipped in the amazingness that is avocado and hummus dip (seriously this is amazing) while the meat was cooking.
Whoops, caught red handed!!
For the meat I had a very large kangaroo burger. FYI: kangaroo is amazing. It’s like beef but slightly gamey. Really flavoursome. Ben kept reminding me I was eating ‘skippy’ though. My dad thought it was funny that I didn’t want a bun with it. To which I replied: why waste valuable stomach space on boring bread?? I had a lot to get through and I did not want to be hindered
Next up were chicken tikka skewers which their local butchers make. Heavenly. I’m not going to lie. I ate three.
Then came the piece de resistance. BBQ ribs. Unfortunately I didn’t grab a photo. I was too eager to scoff them down and by the time I realised, my hands
and face were a state. Two big chunky ribs. And my mum even had two as well – I never knew she liked them!
I was stuffed. But then came pudding.
I had a few scoops of rocky road ice cream and also millionaire shortbread ice cream (thank you M&S). It pretty much was as good as it sounds. I added fresh strawberries as well.
I then had to be crane lifted home. I was so full. I personally blame it on the pink lemonade
Sam, Dylan and Lexi (my parent’s dogs)
I’m sure the dogs enjoyed the BBQ too…but they don’t looked amused do they?
I think Alfie really just wanted that avocado dip. I don’t blame him.
I have to share this photo. My mum, bless her, is not the world’s greatest cook (but is the world’s greatest mum). She was in charge of only one food-related thing.
Boiling the eggs for the salad. In the largest saucepan known to man. That’s global warming for you right there.
Anyway it was a lovely very chilled afternoon. And I’m not ashamed to admit that Ben and me got home and had a little nap. I don’t even like naps usually!
What kind of BBQ food do you like best? I’m all over chicken, ribs and fish. And vegetable skewers. And kangaroo now.
Favourite ice cream flavour? Usually I’m all about Ben and Jerry’s but Marks and Spencer’s was pretty darn tasty.
What’s your favourite dip? I didn’t even know they did avocado and hummus dip. It was so creamy and tasty. I also enjoyed a blue stilton dip which was very strong.