I had a lovely low key barbecue on Saturday night. To negate some of the drinking that’s been happening lately I made a delicious alcohol free punch. But then I had a glass of sparkling wine anyway… Not because the punch wasn’t delicious though! It was. Nice and refreshing and not too sweet. I’m not a fan of sweet drinks.
The punch is equal parts cranberry juice and soda water, with a splash of lemonade to remove some of the tartness of the cranberry. Then I added limes, mint and frozen raspberries and blueberries. And some ice. Yum.
We had so much food that I’ve been dining on the leftovers ever since, last night I made a korma with the leftover steak with some pumpkin and cabbage I had in the vegetable crisper and even had enough leftover for lunch today. I’ve been trying to eat absolutely everything in the cupboard and fridge instead of food shopping in aid of my New Years Resolution to boost my savings account. So far so good! I actually have a lot of food on hand.
But back to the BBQ. It was a gorgeous evening weather wise.
I finally had a use for all the jars I’ve been hoarding.
We piled our plates high with meat and salads.
And finished with a (sadly, store bought but nevertheless delicious) pavlova.
I think it went down well.
We talked ridiculous things all evening as the sun went down. I love barbecues.
How are you keeping?