Posts Tagged ‘Bbq’
The collection was designed by Michelle at Printabelle exclusively for us! I think the "party" banner is my favorite item, talking about setting a fun mood... :)
The collection includes: cupcake toppers, SOLO cup "party" banner, BBQ welcome sign, straw flags (that will look great in your SOLO cups), and menu/place cards.
This is a sponsored post by SOLO cups, but all ideas are mine! To learn more about SOLO cups and see other great ideas, head to the SOLO cups Facebook page.
I wanted to make a quick and easy tiered serving tray that would look great at any outdoor summer BBQ! I made this in about five minutes using some plastic SOLO Squared plates and bowls, two shot glasses (you can use small candle stick holders instead), and some Glue Dots. I love how picnic-y and fun it turned out!
I set mine up as a chips and guacamole tray, but this would work great as a cupcake or dessert stand too.
- 1 large (10.24 inch) SOLO Squared plastic plate
- 1 medium (9 inch) SOLO Squared plastic plate
- 1 SOLO Squared plastic bowl
- 2 shot glasses
- Glue Dots
Add four Glue Dots to the bottom of the shot glass. Affix to large plate to be your base.
What I love about this idea is that you can make different variations depending on what you need, then you take them apart, and make more!SOLO cups Facebook page.
Also, I've teamed up with seven amazing bloggers to bring you more free Mother's Day and Father's Day printables. Check them out here and download below...
Kori Clark - Summertime BBQ invitation
- Skip To My Lou - printable flag pinwheels
- 30 Days - 4th of July printables for kids
- Catch My Party - Patriotic BBQ sign
- Living Locurto - free printable patriotic wall art
- NoBiggie - United States Flag print
- Hostess with the Mostess - printable party popcorn labels
- Nest of Posies - pinwheel cupcake toppers
I came up with this idea for creating a quick candy table for a picnic or BBQ using these personalizable “It’s My SOLO Cup” yellow cups. You just peel off the label, write the name of your candy on them by scratching (I used a ballpoint pen with the tip retracted), and stuff with treats.
Wouldn't this be perfect for a summer BBQ or picnic at the park? And think how easy it is to clean up.SOLO cups Facebook page.
I love cooking in summer. All I have to do is throw something on the grill, add a simple marinade (or not) and whatever I cook, typically ends up tasting good. And for entertaining, it's such an effortless and casual way to go. Plus, I like that it usually gets messy, which I think just adds to the fun. I always make sure I have plenty of napkins available.
Charred smoky flavors make my mouth water. To me, there's nothing better than the smell of grilled food -- from steaks to hamburgers to shrimp to chicken to veggetables... and even fruit. That's why I loved compiling this collection of grilled dishes from Foodie.
From the collection, you'll see that I'm a big fan of skewers. You can make them beforehand. Then when the time comes, just put them on the grill and they're pretty foolproof. Since I'm always looking for ways to dress my skewers up, I will definitely be trying the tequila shrimp skewers and the Sriracha-glazed chicken skewers.
Plus, I love grilled fruit desserts in summer. That's why I included in the collection, the grilled peach and vanilla cake trifle and the recipe that I think is actually the most interesting... the chocolate and marshmallow BBQ bananas. You actually cook the marshmallows and chocolate chips inside the banana on the grill. Get out!
I hope this collection makes you as hungry and happy as it does me...
This is a sponsored post by Foodie but all opinions and ideas are ours.
I was asked by Hebrew National to come up with an interesting way to serve hotdogs at our party. Since my husband loves spicy, I decided to try my hand at homemade kimchi relish. We love kimchi at our house! For those of you who don't know, kimchi is a Korean fermented side dish made with cabbage and other vegetables. It's spicy, sour, and delicious!
This recipe is simple, but you do need to wait three days for the kimchi to ferment. And I don't know if you've heard all about the probiotics in fermented foods, but kimchi is actually super healthy! So here's how I did it:
- 1 napa cabbage
- 5 green onions (scallions)
- 1/3 cup coarse Korean red pepper powder
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- About 12 cups warm water, plus more as needed
- 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 4-5 large garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Cut the bottom off the cabbage, then cut it in half lengthwise. Cut into 1/2 inch strips. This is smaller than you'd cut for a traditional kimchi, but I wanted people to be able to easily spoon it onto a hot dog bun.
Put the cabbage in a large bowl, add the salt, and cover with enough water to cover the cabbage. Use saran wrap to cover, and press it down so it is touching the cabbage. This keeps it from floating. Let it sit for 3-4 hours.
Strain and rinse the cabbage. You can squeeze the cabbage with your hands to get some of the excess water out.
Add the cabbage, hot pepper, chopped green onion, diced or pressed garlic, and grated ginger in a bowl and stir with a spoon or spatula until the cabbage is thoroughly coated. Transfer the mix to a glass jar. We used two ball jars (1 pint size). Close and let sit in a cool dark location for at 24 hours.
After 24 hours, open the jar (you should get a small release of gas). Reseal and move to the refrigerator for another 2 days. It should last for at least 1 month!
And now onto the party... We have a Weber grill that we like to use because it gives food a real charcoal flavor. We grilled Hebrew National hotdogs (our favorite), onions, and peppers.
Inside, I decorated for Labor Day using fresh flowers and these 1950's retro cool free Labor Day printables I love from our site.
I put the kimchi relish out, and so people knew what it was, I printed out an editable free Labor Day food label from our site.whoopie pie recipe on our site if you're interested in trying them. free printables to dress up the whoopie pies.
And there you have it... our little backyard party!
Happy Labor Day, everyone! Here's to a great end of summer!
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Want a quick, fun, yummy treat to serve at your Memorial Day barbecue? How about homemade cinnamon sugar pita chips? I promise your guests will love them!
CINNAMON SUGAR PITA CHIPS
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3-4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 stick of butter at room temperature
- 2 pita
- 1 pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut each pita into 8 slices.
Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix until creamy.
Spread the mixture on top of each slice and in the middle.
Bake for 12-15 minutes checking often. The longer you bake, the crispier they will get.
Enjoy, and Happy Memorial Day!!
(To see the whole party click on the photo or the link...)
Made By a Princess' Patriotic PicnicMemorial Day/Patriotic Americana Luau Memorial Day Party Memorial Day Family BBQ/Julians 6th Birthday Memorial Day Shrimp Boil
Free Patriotic Printables by Printabelle Free BBQ Printables by WCC
For more inspiration, check out all the great Memorial Day parties on our site! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend. Can't wait to see your parties!!
With Memorial Day and July 4th on the horizon, I wanted to give away some printables to help you celebrate this year. Michelle at Printabelle designed this fireworks set that will look fantastic at your parties and BBQs!
The collection includes: invitations, party circles, banner, mini candy bar wrappers, welcome sign, thank you and menu/place cards, treat toppers and water bottle labels.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:
Thank you Michelle, for such a explosive collection! Sorry, I had to. :)
If you’d like any of these printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.
First, the corn salad...
This is my go-to summer salad because there's no better time to find delicious sweet corn and delicious cherry tomatoes. Plus, this salad is simple to make, and tastes a little like vegetable candy. :)
SUMMER GRILLED CORN SALAD
For the salad
- 5 ears of sweet corn
- 1/2 basket of cherry tomatoes
- 1 package of arugula
- 1 poblano pepper (poblanos are also commonly called "pasillas")
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup Cotija cheese
For the dressing
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1 lime juiced and zested
- 2 teaspoons mustard powder
Shuck the corn, and lightly coat it with vegetable oil (I used olive oil). Put the corn on a grill (or in a large frying pan on medium heat), and rotate them every few minutes until the corn starts to turn a golden color. I like to let it blacken in spots for some extra flavor.
Let the corn cool for a couple minutes, then cut off corn off the kernels and put them in a large bowl.
You can grill the pepper along with the corn. Let it cook until it softens, turning it periodically. Cut the pepper open and scrape out the seeds.
Poblanos aren't that hot, but the seeds can still burn if you touch them, then touch your eyes, so be careful. Dice, and add to the corn. If you want to add some extra heat, you can also add a jalapeno in addition to the poblano.
Since Cotija is a strong cheese, I like to cut my pieces into 1/4 inch cubes so the flavor is more evenly distributed when I add it to the salad.
For the dressing, combine olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, red wine vinegar, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cheese, arugula, cilantro, tomatoes, and dressing. Mix well and you've got summer in a salad! It tastes great served warm, or you can keep it in the refrigerator overnight, and serve chilled the next day.
The collection includes: an 8x10 inch party sign, party circles, and tented cards that you can type your own text into. DOWNLOAD THEM HERE.
Happy Labor Day, everyone! (Can you believe it's almost time to welcome fall??)
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