I’m feeling a little under the weather today, so let’s look back to happier times, shall we? This past weekend I was home in the suburbs for a friend’s birthday and some family time, and thanks to some perfect Sunday weather my family put together a fun bbq. Take notes, because this was my perfect meal.
Veggie burger, oven fries, and grilled asparagus. Why can’t it be summer all year? Everything’s better on the grill.
I also used the weekend home in the burbs to get in two runs and a long walk, because I happen to think I live in the cutest, quaintest town in America (I’m not biased at all).
And now it’s cloudy, rainy and cold in Chicago so I’m just sitting here on June 11th confused out of my mind. What is HAPPENING, weather?!
Sorry for the lack of writing this week but between moving, some news (I’ll share tomorrow!), work and Zain’s mom visiting, I’ve been in a total time-warp this week. Don’t think that means I haven’t been checking your blogs out though – it’s what keeps me sane 🙂
Have a great Wednesday!
- What’s your favorite bbq food?
I definitely agree- few things are better than food on the bbq 🙂 I hope you feel better soon!
mmm is that homemade sangria? i love to make a healthy version of that, with lots of fruit. i love grilled asparagus or Brussels sprouts, or making chicken and veggie kebobs. mmmm.
It is! I’ll share the recipe sometime this week. And grilling vegetables makes them taste incredible, I totally agree!
Sorry you’re not feeling well! I’ve been completely MIA during the move, but happy to be home finally. Looks like you had a great weekend. The weather will catch back up. Just be glad you’re not in Louisiana where it’s 1 million degrees year round 🙂
That’s true…watch…in two weeks it’ll be 100 degrees and I’ll wish it was this cool haha
Oven fries…yum! I have been enjoying some spicy sweet tater fries lately I got from the store! They are so good 🙂
you’ll have to share the brand! spicy/sweet sounds awesome!
Alexia. You should be able to get them at any whole foods/natural foods kind of store
I ❤ summer cookouts. I'm pretty sure everything tastes better when grilled.
Right? Now Chicago just needs to get the memo that it’s JUNE so we can grill out all the time haha
Hope you feel better soon!
I love Grilled pork chops! Then a drizzle of tahini over the top, served with a crunchy salad! Yum!
Good luck with the move 🙂
I’ve never had tahini! I mean, I’ve had it on a falafel I’m sure but I’d have no idea how to use it on my own! Definitely something worth researching 🙂
Mix some tahini (straight) with a little bit of honey to sweeten it – done! Perfect on anything, esp mixed into a sweet potato….mmmm….! 🙂
That BBQ looked amazing!!! You made me hungry and I just got to work lol. My mom and I have been quite obsessed with asparagus lately. I eat it literally everyday haha.
Feel better soon, dear! ❤
P.S. your side dish of ketchup…. classic Lauren
hahaha you know me so well! 🙂
Answer to the main question: No. There is not. The only bad bbq food is the uneaten one, the one left at home, the takes for freaking ever one, the cooked to within an inch of its life one, and the one that ends up on the ground.
Basically, bad bbq food = any that doesn’t make it into my mouth or makes me sick
Otherwise, bring it on.
I love the enthusiasm! grilled food is the bomb.
Yum, amazing food and beautiful pictures!!! You look sooo gorgeous!!!
My favorite bbq food? I love veggie kabobs!!!
I never make those but I’d love to!
I love grilled peppers and onions! So so good!
Aaaand now I want fajitas
Can’t wait for you to share the sangria recipe! I’ve never put strawberries in mine but it sounds yummy!
Definitely! I’ll share it soon! It has strawberries and peaches so it’s pretty much amazing
Argh. BBQ envy. While it’s raining outside. Hope you’re feeling better buddy- have more sangria!
Sangria does sound like good medicine!
YUM, I love food on the grill! I’m looking to buy a grill for the summer so that I can grill veggies all the time. My favorite is to brush zucchini with olive oil throw it on the grill!
Hope that you feel better. It sounds like you need a day to decompress sometime soon!
Zucchini is always hit or miss for me because i hate when you cook it too long and then BAM it’s soggy. But grilling it is a great idea!
The biggest benefit of living in the suburbs…room to BBQ : ) We love veggies on the grill, sweet potatoes, and of course grilled feta as an app.
grilled feta?! say what? yum!
Yes! It is unreal and so super easy to make!
BBQ’s I love them!! I’m learning to incorporate more vegetarian/vegan recipes and so far I’m in love 🙂
Ohh wow this looks fabulous! And no, definitely nothing better than evening bike rides!
Wooow! These look so refreshing and also yummy. I agree with you. 🙂 It gives a different flavor that only BBQ’s can give. Hmmm. Yum! Yum!