Tuesday, 6 May 2014

time to light the barbeque {MorrisonsMum}

Who would have thought it - a bank holiday weekend full of sunshine, and a new barbecue full of food thanks to Morrisons and BritMums!
Couldn't have avoided having a barbecue really, the kids were wound up tight as clockwork teeth, and chattered like them too!

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So, a Morrisons sourced barbecue - what was that like?

Apparently we're odd (!) - we've pretty much always had vegetarian burgers and sausages for barbecues, even before Petal became a vegetarian - mainly because then there's no worries about the not being cooked through properly.  When we did have meat it all ended up a bit dry and sometimes more charcoal than chargrilled - not particularly appetising!  The Morrisons brand veggie sausages and burgers were frozen (handy to keep a spare bag of each in the freezer for an unanticipated-sunny-barbecue-day!) and cooked well on the barbecue - didn't fall apart the way our brand (think Beetles wives) burgers did last year.

We made burger rolls, hot dog rolls and garlic bread using the bread maker, but of course had to use the brand name strong white flour as Morrisons either don't make their own or didn't stock at the store we went to.

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The fresh salad bits and prepacked bags of fruit that we chose from the fruit and veg section were nice and fresh - no bruises or anything - the peppers for the kebabs were a pack of three, a good size and yummy!  We always go through loads of fruit and though we could have picked the fruits individually, the bags had no bruises or blemishes so it was easier to just grap a bag (or two) of each.

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The veggie kebabs were cooked at this barbecue, and this was also the day we made the fruit mocktails.  Bearing in mind how long the list below is, I must point out that breakfast was a couple of pieces of fruit, and the barbeque was lit at 11, and the food was on the table for the kids to eat what and when they wanted.  Mr Manley and I were sat out until late, snacking on the leftovers!

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 What do I need?

This is a tricky one to write - obviously you should have what you like, and in the portions you like, but maybe this list might give you an idea for something you haven't though of as strictly barbecue food before!
  • Burgers
  • Sausages 
  • Sweet corn cobs 
  • Garlic bread
  • Burger rolls
  • Hot dog rolls
  • Pom bear crisps
  • Tortilla chips
  • Prawn crackers
  • Gerkins
  • Garlic stuffed olives
  • Pickled onions
  • Artichokes
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Dip
  • Boiled eggs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Veggie scotch eggs
  • Mini chicken tikka pasties
  • Savoury rice
  • Mayonnaise
  • Burger relish
  • Marshmallows
  • Satsumas
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Pears

So how much did it all cost?
  • Burgers :: 79p {£1.99 - used 2 packs}
  • Sausages :: 63p {£1.59 per pack - used 2 packs}
  • Corn on the cob :: 20p {£1 a bag}
  • Garlic bread :: 16p {£1.72}
  • Burger rolls :: 16p {£1.72}
  • Hot dog rolls :: 16p {£1.72}
  • Pom bear crisps :: 20p {£1}
  • Tortilla chips :: 14p {70p}
  • Prawn crackers :: 14p {70p}
  • Gerkins :: 9p {1.75 - used ¼}
  • Garlic stuffed olives :: 20p {£1}
  • Pickled onions :: 7p {1.39 - used ¼}
  • Artichokes :: 35p {£1.75}
  • Sun dried tomatoes :: 32p {£1.59}
  • Black olives :: 15p {75p}
  • Cucumber :: 10p {49p}
  • Carrots :: 17p {85p}
  • Dip :: 10p {£1 - ½ used}
  • Boiled eggs :: 37p {15 eggs for 2.75}
  • Cherry tomatoes :: 19p {95p a pack}
  • Veggie scotch eggs :: 22p {£1.09 a pack}
  • Mini chicken tikka pasties :: 23p {89p a pack}
  • Savoury rice :: 19p {47p each - 2 packs used}
  • Mayonnaise :: 6p  {£1.20 - used ¼}
  • Burger relish :: 20p {99p a jar}
  • Onion relish :: 20p {£1 a jar}
  • Marshmallows :: 38p {75p a bag, 2 bags used}
  • Satsumas :: 20p {99p a bag}
  • Grapes :: 40p {£1 a pack - 2 packs used}
  • Apples :: 35p {£1.75 a bag}
  • Pears :: 20p {99p a bag}
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This would mean each person has two burgers and two sausages in rolls, two veggie kebabs, 3 vegetarian scotch eggs, 4 pieces of corn on the cob, a pack of pom bears, a couple of handfuls each of prawn crackers and tortillas chips, carrot and cucumber sticks with dip; a couple of boiled eggs; two apples; a satsuma; a pear; and platefuls of salad and antipasti.  Not forgetting marshmallows of course - it isn't a barbecue until a marshmallow has fallen into the charcoal...

Price per person :: £7.32

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{I was given Morrisons vouchers by Morrisons / BritMums which were used to purchase the ingredients for this meal, but all opinions are mine and are the truth - I promise!}

1 comment:

  1. Wow - I want an invitation to your next barbecue! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.


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