Saturday 1st August 2015 – Come on let’s eat outside!!

What a perfect way to spend a lovely Saturday. We all had various things to do in the morning and early afternoon, but from mid afternoon onwards we were all at home, so it was time to get the gazebo up, clear the garden table and get the BBQ lit. I had a lovely selection of meats to cook on the BBQ, far too much for just us 4, but I tend to do far more than we need, then what ever is left will usually do us for the next day, and possibly to day after. Once all the meat was cooked, the roasted vegetables were done, and the potatoes (mine of course) were boiling we sat down to have our starter. This was typically Spanish with bread, chorizo, alioli (Garlic Mayonnaise), various salads and cold roasted peppers. Basically a massive antipasto platter. It’s a great starter to have as it’s easy to prepare and gets everyone sharing and talking.

Eating alfresco. Such a rare thing to be able to do in the UK.

Eating alfresco. Such a rare thing to be able to do in the UK.

Once we’d polished off the starter then it was time to assemble everything for the main event. Again this was put in the middle of the table so everyone could help themselves to what ever they wanted. Even thought I cooked it all myself, I have to admit that I did a very good spread. I think the rest of the family agreed which was good.

Sausages, Ribs, Chorizo's, Chicken and Shish Kebabs!! And potatoes and roast vegetables of course.

Sausages, Ribs, Chorizo’s, Chicken and Shish Kebabs!! And potatoes and roast vegetables of course.

Pudding was a much simpler affair of ice cream. But after all that exhaustion I deserved a rest. We sat in the garden for quite a while afterwards enjoying the warmth and the late evening sun. After such a hectic day with one thing and another it was the perfect end.

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2 Responses to Saturday 1st August 2015 – Come on let’s eat outside!!

  1. Matt @ Garden59 says:

    That looks lovely. I really enjoy eating outside this time of year, not least because it makes clearing up the mess created by my two year old much easier!

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