“Happy Father’s Day,” I greeted
Mister Husband as he came down the stairs Sunday morning.
“I’m not your father,” was his
True, but nonetheless I thought it
might be nice to mark the day with a mini BBQ.
We don’t “do” Hallmark Days in our
house, but it’s an unspoken agreement a lie on and a couple of hours peace and
quiet is the best gift going.
So I took the boys off to do the
grocery shopping leaving Mister Husband to sit back, relax and enjoy his
current comedy favourite, The Big Bang Theory.
As Lovely Liam had been asking for
sausages all week I decided to kill two birds with the one stone.I couldn’t resist some tasty looking Glensallagh
sausages from Lidl and I chose Irish pork with spring onion and Irish steak with
cracked black pepper.
The BBQ was one I bought for last
summer’s holidays but was never used. It languished in the press ever since and
today I pulled it out.
The novelty of a mini BBQ was
huge.But the boys lost interest pretty
quickly once the flames went out and the smoke started to billow.To be honest I was almost losing interest
myself as it looked like the BBQ just might not work.
Half of the charred wax paper flapped
in the wind as one quarter of the charcoal slowly turned the correct shade of
Everything else remained black.
I persevered as those sausages looked
too good to be cooked indoors.
After a bit of shaking and some
tapping, forty minutes later, we were ready to rock ‘n roll.
Never let it be said that a woman
can’t get a BBQ started, disposable one or not.
I laid six plump sausages on the hot
It took a further twenty minutes for
the sausages to cook and they were devoured in under 6.
All in all it was a lovely lunch,
topped off with bowls of double chocolate chip ice-cream.
like eating outside.
·Perfect for a
·Little or no
enough.Needs a flat, fire resistant
direction of wind, it can take a while before it is ready for use.
is paramount.Particularly when there
are children present.
for a small gathering.
It’s a great little summer must have
and I think I will definitely use one again.