Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Making the most of the Long Weekend!

BBQ Kick Off!

Finally, the hot summer weather and the much awaited long weekend is here!
Saturday morning, it was a bit damp as it rained as expected. It got better in the evening and Sunday and Monday were the blessing! With the mercury soaring and streets full of people, this past Victoria Day weekend was an unofficial kick off of Summer and of course, the BBQ season!

I personally love to barbeque. First of all, no smell at all around the house! Marinated foods get cooked in no time and it is so much fun to enjoy the food and family and friends. No wonder we normally eat more during hours long barbeque!

For the Sunday dinner, I bbqed chicken, fish, shrimps, peppers, sliders and veggie kabobs with parsley and garlic mayo. It tasted absolutely fantastic with the icy Virgin Margaritas!

Margaritas(makes 4 servings)

2 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
1 can (6 ounce size) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup orange juice
4 cups ice cubes

How to:
Place the salt in a shallow dish.
Rub the rim of each of 4 margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip the rims into the salt; set the lime wedges aside.
In a blender, blend the limeade, orange juice, and ice cubes on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until well blended and the ice cubes are crushed.
Pour evenly into the glasses and garnish with the lime wedges.
Serve immediately.

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