Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

What is going on with the British weather? Snow, sun, rain, sun, snow, and sun it just can’t make its mind up. Anyhow I have it on good authority that a heat wave is coming; we are all going to be spending small fortunes on sun cream, embracing outdoor living and BBQing all summer long, hoorah. I cannot wait.

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

One thing I have learnt in life, is that it is all in the preparation, never be the one in the supermarket at 2pm on a Sunday with the last bag of charcoal, and frozen burgers because the fresh ones have sold out, be ready.

So in preparation for said heat wave and a lazy long Father’s Day, enjoying the hot sunshine and a delicious well-planned BBQ we had a little dry run this week and had a nearly BBQ and made my perfect low fat burgers

Once Chris had our swanky new BBQ all built and ready, we decided as the sun was shining we would christen the BBQ for our first al fresco dinner. I headed off to our local butchers for some chicken kebabs and lean mince to make my own recipe low-fat burgers. The thing I love about homemade is that you have the ultimate control over exactly what is in them, you know the mince is lean, and they honestly taste so much better than pre made.

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

When we were all prepared and the BBQ was roaring, Joe who loves helping out with cooking donned his apron and we started cooking. He loves being involved when it comes to cooking and I would say is much more of a savory chef, however needs close monitoring, especially on in a BBQ situation. So Chris and I were always stood right by him nervously watching every move, yet allowing him that little bit of trust that means so much to him, to enable him to cook a family dinner.

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

And look at Toby stalking the BBQ; I don’t think I have ever seen him concentrate on anything so much in his furry little life ha ha.

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

It was all going so well until the wind blew up, and whilst we were stood next to the BBQ we were fine but as soon as we moved away you feel that nip in the air. We decided to eat inside, thus resulting in a half BBQ, alfresco cooking but not quite dining. Joe watching on proudly at us all enjoying his cooking, and looking forward to Father’s Day when he has a full BBQ menu planned.

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

It has become a tradition for us to enjoy Father’s Day at home, usually the weather is great and we get to chill over a glass of wine and BBQ at home rather than battling crowds for a meal out. And that is exactly where we will be this year, so come on weather we know the heat wave is on its way, just please hurry up.

Our Nearly BBQ and Perfect Low Fat Burgers

Check out Debenhams for our super cool Lanmann BBQ and other garden accessories, and great fathers day ideas, and don’t forget my healthy burger recipe below. And please, please do a sun dance for that heat wave!

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12 Comments

  1. 26th May 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Wow that’s quite an amazing looking BBQ! Hope you can put it to use a lot during the summer! I’m doing daily sun dances so hopefully that will pay off. Loving the new look of your site by the way! #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th May 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Christine it is so cool and yes hopefully it will get lots of use this summer, and thank you, I invested in December I think and just love it x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th May 2016 / 9:11 pm

      I know Gemma I cant wait till it settles down and we can have loads of BBQs x

  2. 28th May 2016 / 6:40 am

    Wow that BBQ is absolutely gorgeous. What a fab present that would be for Fathers Day.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Its fab Karen so stylish and easy to use x

  3. 28th May 2016 / 7:00 am

    Hi Sarah, being a South African, my husband was born to barbecue and would love a super posh one like yours. We have two barbecues one is a recycled old beer barrel and the other an old wheel barrow , no expense spared there!

    Homemade burgers are the best and bacon adds a little added taste.

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Ha ha thats recycling at its best Debbie I love it! And yes homemade burgers are the best xx

  4. 1st June 2016 / 10:35 am

    Your photos sure look like they are coming on leaps and bounds. #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th June 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you so much Helena I so enjoy taking photos now, although I still have a lot to learn but loving learning x

  5. 1st June 2016 / 3:41 pm

    OOhh Sarah that BBQ looks lovely and the burgers sounds and look amazing. I’m definitely going to be trying them very soon (well as soon as the warm weather makes a return). I love that Joe is so keen to help and he looks so cute in his apron, although I’m sure he won’t appreciate that description – ha ha ha.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment, I hope you can join in again tomorrow xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th June 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Ha ha do you know he loves looking like a chef bless him, and you must try the burgers they are delicious x

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