We’ve been busy playing in the sun, eating good food and doing what should be done on long holiday weekends – having fun!!
Let’s back track to Saturday shall we, remember that homemade bbq sauce I made?
Well it sure did make a pretty delicious bbq chicken dinner on the cast iron grill (love this thing)…
Next best way to get that “grilled” taste in lieu of an outdoor grill
Served up with a side salad & some mac n’ cheese, this was everything I wanted in a comfort dinner and more!
The homemade barbecue sauce was based on some recipes I found online & my own tastes as I went along. It included: onions, garlic, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, agave, honey, cayanne, chili powder and apple cider vinegar.
Yesterday I woke up early and got to work on the dessert that I was bringing to the Memorial Day cookout…
Oh yes, that would be fruit pizza.
Sugar cookie crust, cream cheese/sugar/vanilla frosting, fresh fruit and strawberry jam topping.
So freaking delicious. Such a great hot weather dessert choice if you ask me, and I think everyone else thougt so as well
We spent the day/night over at The Man’s parents house with a bunch of friends…
They have a big backyard, a pool and tons of games. Love it especially during the summa time!
Dinner was cookout style…
Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, potato salad, tuna salad, fresh veggies, bean/corn salsa, corn on the cob.
Everything was delicious!
There were also just a few adult beverages enjoyed over the course of the weekend
This beer seriously kicks a$$, I must find more!
Question for you before I head off to the pool to soak up more of these gorgeous Virginia rays…
In the south (or at least in Virginia) we use the word “barbecue” in reference to pulled pork covered with bbq sauce. However in the north I have noticed that the word “barbecue” is used in reference to the actual act of cooking out on the grill.
What do you use the word “barbecue” for where you’re from?!
Don’t ask me why, but I am curious about this
Enjoy your day off!