Saturday night spur-of-the-moment mini barbecues are the best!
We realized the following:
- we really had nothing planned (as we were too lazy to head out downtown and watch the fireworks),
- we had no good t.v. shows to watch aside from the televised olympic games,
- it was nice and hot out,
- we had meat in the freezer and
- we have a perfectly good patio and grill to have a barbecue night.
In B.C. (the land of rain and gloom), we take every opportunity to have a barbecue when it’s nice out. We don’t get a lot of those.
Aji being the man of the household, taking care of the grilling,
…while I take care of the sampling and eating.
My kind of bbq:
Drink: blueberry and melon smoothie
Food: plain burger with french bread
Of course Aji got to eat too! He was stuffed, he had two massive (non-plain) burgers.
But that’s not all we had, you see those things on the grill below? They are simply the best!
Chicken breast + Bacon = Chicken tornado
We didn’t plan on having people over, but mom came by after work. Later that night dad too, after his fishing trip with my brother. Then another friend also came over. We all had dessert and some had leftover bbq. All this while watching Michael Phelps make history once again, was a night to remember. Well done
All in all, it was a pretty awesome spontaneous saturday summer bbq! That’s how we like it!
Sunday was a day of going to church service and a day of rest.
We had planned a bbq at White pine beach on Monday with our good friends Matt, Kat and their baby Penny, but the weather quickly took a turn for the worse, so we decided to just have a patio bbq again at our place!;-)
We know how to make the best of the weather we have!
We got some meats from Superstore, which is a 2 minute walk from where we live, and we got the grill ready.
Here goes the chicken tornado again and the hamburgers!
Our guests brought homemade chicken skewers and beef ribs marinated in homemade sauce.
This is the summer spread minus the meats, they were still on the grill. By the time they were ready to be photographed, we were all just ready to eat as well!!
Penny was entertaining us while Aji was grilling.
The Johnson Family + Aji
(L-R Kat, Matt, Penny, Aji)
Penny was eating frozen cantaloupe, if you were wondering why her cute little face was pouting!
Monday night spur-of-the-moment mini barbecues with friends, now that’s how you end a long weekend with a bang!
Hope you had a great long weekend!