First BBQ of the Season! Share your tips and recipes!

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your back!

My favorite easy desert recipie. Summer fruit flan.

Melt butter and golden syrup togher. Mix with crushed digestive biscuits and flatten on a large plate to make a flan base. Lay on top in a pretty pattern your favorite summer fruits. Melt honey and more golden syrup together in a pan and drizzle over the top of your flan just before serving….add lashings of cream. Yummy.

Love a pasta salad too. I like a seafood one, prawns, crab mixed with your pasta cucumber cut up really, really small and some marie rose sause. Its is the most unsophisticated pasta salad ever. But has my two favorite ingreidents, prawns and pasta so I eat it by the bucket load.

Have a fun BBQ

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

LilLis:  Flan was the first things that came to mind but you beat me to it! 🙂 

Nona99:  I love this recipe! 

http://www.chocoley.com/recipes/no-tempering/chocolate-dipped-ice-cream-balls

and this one! 

http://www.cindystable.com/paleo-pasta-salad-with-avocado-oil-vinaigrette/

Now for the story! I once had my husbands co workers over for a nice dinner and my heels caught the tile seam…My husbands face met a tasty end. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

our favorite summer desert recipe is banana cream brownies. Just made it yesterday for DH’s birthday. 

Make your favorite brownies in a 13×9 pan. Once cooled, slice bananas and layer over the whole pan of brownies. Next mix a 6 oz box of vanilla pudding with 1 1/4 cups milk, then fold in an 8 oz tub of cool whip. Spread over bananas. Slice up some strawberries and garnish however you want. 

DH really likes bananas, so I will get the 3 oz pudding boxes and get one vanilla and one banana. Either way is amazing. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well, I’m no help on the pasta salad – ’cause I limit my carbs to dessert!  

My favorite easy summer dessert – homemade strawberry shortcake.

These biscuits are TO.DIE.FOR. and so very easy. Cut up some strawbs, add a little sugar to taste, let macerate for an hour or so. When ready to serve, spoon over the biscuits, add some whipped cream (fresh is noms, but the pressurized stuff ups the easy quotient, lol), and dessert is served!

James Beard’s Cream Biscuits http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/12/cream-biscuits/

I’m making strawberry rhubarb topping for the ones I’m making this weekend!

Love to see you back, Nona. I still remember the poem you wrote for me… Have a great BBQ!

 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Nona99:  lol Face, shirt, pants…

My puppy is doing great! We adopted another dog and she seems happy to have a friend 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Here’s what I’ll be making tomorrow:

 

Refreshing Watermelon Salad – Original recipe makes 15 servings

 

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 cup sliced red onion, cut lengthwise

15 cups cubed watermelon

3 cups cubed English cucumber

1 (8 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

cracked black pepper

sea salt

 

Directions

1.In a small bowl, pour lime juice over red onions. Allow to marinate for 2 hours or more.

2. Immediately before serving, gently combine the watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, and basil in a large bowl. Season with black pepper. Toss watermelon salad with marinated onions and season with sea salt just before serving.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nona99:  Welcome back! And congrats on the 40lb loss! How did you do it?

A nice summer dessert I suggest is as follows: Mix one tub of strawberry (or strawberry banana) yogurt with a tub of cool whip and then blend in sliced fruit. Keep it chilled until serving time. Granola is a great topper.

I hope the BBQ is a hit!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Nona99:  This is THE BEST side dish ever! Make sure you use fresh corn stripped from the cob- frozen or canned just doesn’t cut it (I’ve tried)!

 

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