Sunday, 21 July 2013

Moneysupermarket Charcoal Challenge offered £50 to hold a bbq and I was very lucky to be one of the chosen few.  £50 was plenty to host a bbq for family and friends (12 people in total), not everyone ate at the same time and some ate more than once! so our little event began in the afternoon and ended late into the evening.

Hubby was chef, our bbq is quite old and a bit wobbly but still does the job,  we had loads to eat. Here's our Menu

Chicken tikka fillets -  chicken breasts from Booker £19.99 5 kg
(marinated in Pataks tikka paste and natural yoghurt)
Fresh minced beef burgers with cheese slices in buns - (burgers Tesco - 10 for £4 x 2)
Lazy Beef kebabs!
Quorn Best of British Vegetarian sausages £2.58 (for me)
Beef Sausages Tesco £4 for 10
Lots of salad x Tesco Beetroot ready salad plus baby peppers, red onions, cucumber tomatos
Boiled baby new potatos
Sticky rice - see below for hubby's recipe
Chocolate trifle (Tesco)
fresh fruit (oranges, peaches, grapes, nectarines)
A generous supply of wine, beer and soft drinks
Crisps, doritos

There was plenty to go around and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Ambercat got a tin of tuna and enjoyed watching events from the shed roof.

Thankyou we had a fabulous bbq with lots of lovely food, sunshine, friends and family.

Easy Sticky Rice Recipe

Use a metal pan with lid that can be transferred to the oven
3 cups of long grain rice
1 onion - saute the rice and onions in butter add a little water if it sticks
add 1 pint of water with 2 vegetable stock cubes
3 heaped teaspoon of curry powder
salt and pepper
cook rice in the oven on about 220f until soft and fluffy!

Beefburger Kebabs

10 fresh minced beef burgers (Tesco), mashed 
marinate with 4 teaspoons Tesco Value mint sauce
2 dessertspoons garam masala, 
salt to taste, 
2 slices of bread crumbed in the food processor
2 whisked eggs
1 teaspoon tomato puree.  
Shape into kebabs and cook with our without skewers
(children liked eating them off the skewers!)

beefburger kebabs, chicken tikka

The following day hubby came for a lovely 2 hour walk through the woods and fields

We still had some supplies left so had another bbq this evening for the four of us!


  1. Congratulations on winning the Bar-B-Q challenge money. You guys really did a great job of it and how nice to have enough for another family meal out of it. It all sounds so good. I'll have to try the sticky rice in the oven. Thanks for the recipe.

    I love your choice of menu.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Have a great week.

  2. It all looks delicious. How fun!

  3. I think quite a few of us have benefited from MS offer! Arent they generous. Love your recipes!

  4. Looks absolutely delicious! I love your to-do-list on the right!

  5. That sounds like fun and what a great idea. Hope you are enjoying the weather. We are looking forward to it getting a little cooler. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

    1. Oh yes Molly, I expect with all that fur coat you are sweltering, we have been putting ice cubes on Ambercat's coat when she is lying down and she is so grateful!

  6. That looks so good !! What a wonderful party. Beautiful pictures of the flowers too !!
    Have a great day.


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