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Backyard BBQ

There is not much better than a backyard bbq on a sunny day!  We haven't had many hot, sunny days and warm evenings so far this summer so whenever the weather cooperates we try to set the outside table with our blue tablecloth and eat in the great outdoors.   I don't know if food really does taste better this way, but it sure seems like it!

Last week we had one of Christian's absolute favorite foods... RIBS!  The greatest thing was  that they were on sale at No Frills which made for one happy mom.  :)  I usually try to plan our meals based on the weekly sales.  Since summer break Christian has made a habit of searching thru the weekly flyers as well to help pick out his favorite things.

The ribs were grilled slow and low and went great with Millard's secret homemade Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.  The best thing about making sauces from scratch is that you can control the sodium, sugars and everything else that goes into it.

We also picked up some fresh local greens.  We cooked them quite differently than how my mom normally does.  She usually puts them in with her Newfie Jig's Dinner, but ours were done with a little kick of crushed red pepper.  Yum!

The kids enjoy eating our BBQ outside.  Christian of course loved the ribs and Alexander loved the coleslaw and canned beans best.  We also served the Zingy Broccoli Salad with this meal.


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