Summer BBQ – WIAW

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… Winking smile

Thanks, Jenn, for hosting as always Open-mouthed smile

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 Winking smile


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 Open-mouthed smile

BBQ July

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 Winking smile

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 Winking smile


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.

24 Replies to “Summer BBQ – WIAW”

  1. Ha Ha, awe I love that your mom isn’t the best cook… i hope the hard boiled eggs turned out good though 🙂

    I love hot dogs at BBQ’.. oh & brisket!

  2. Kangaroo sounds delicious! I feel so wrong saying that, but I love beef so I think Kangaroo would be great too.

    My favorite bbq food would be grilled hamburgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, and popsicles 🙂

    Favorite ice cream flavor… Hands down cookie dough. Followed by cake batter, cookies and cream, and moosetracks. Oh, and vanilla is always a good bet too!

    Your parents are awesome. Ipad and cute dogs?! 🙂

  3. Omg that guac/hummus is making me drool. And that picture of the all the dogs! Hilarious and cute!

  4. I have never heard of hummus and avocado dip but it sounds fantastic! My favourite waffle at the waffle house is hummus and avocado together- delish 🙂
    I am not a massive bbq fan, but I do like a bbq’d banana with some chocolate buttons in there all melted 🙂

  5. I could really go for any ice cream flavor. I was in London and tried some fresh strawberry and it was delish! But Ben and Jerry’s always makes the best combinations.

    1. I love B&J’s because there’s always a crazy amount of variety and different bits and pieces in it. I’m less of traditional ice cream lover so I need the added excitment!

  6. Haha we invite ourselves over to my parents all the time! We don’t have much of a garden so when the weather is good we take advantage 😉 that looks like some yummy stuff, the avo hummus dip especially!

  7. You look so pretty!

    Nothing beats a summer barbey! I haven’t had pink lemonade in ages. That needs to happen. Loving the sound of the avocado hummus.

    “Why waste valuable stomach space on boring bread??” Haha that made me chuckle.

    Your parents doggies are so cute.

    I love chicken, bananas and sausages done on the BBQ and my fav flavour of ice cream is raspberry ripple but I do love Ben and Jerries Cookie Dough.

  8. i haven’t had pink lemonade in SO long! cookie dough or fudge swirl is my favorite ice cream. and i’ve never heard of avocado and hummus dip but i think it sounds awesomeeee. need to have some soon!

  9. Looks like so much fun!! I love kebabs. Chicken or shrimp with lots of veggies and some kind of tasty sauce. YUM!

  10. I love pink lemonade and kangaroo, so I’m super jealous as I’m working in a tent in this hot weather, hopefully a BBQ is on the cards when I get home!

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