Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Great Canada Day BBQ tips


You don't have to spend a fortune to have a great Canada Day BBQ with friends and family.
Here are my tips for a great BBQ.

I headed over to Walmart and picked up a few of Walmart's Our Finest BBQ staples and had a low cost BBQ with friends and their new baby.  Baby Kenzie was really excited to celebrate her first Canada Day BBQ and she was literally drooling over all of the food.



From Walmart:
Our Finest Chipotle BBQ sauce                                                                               $1.78
Our Finest Strawberry Lemonade                                                                          $2,00
Our Finest Thick Cut Grilled Onion and Balsalmic vinegar chips                      $2.00
Our Finest Tzatziki Yoghurt Dressing                                                                     $2.00
Our Finest Lemon Herb Shrimp                                                                             $10.00
Coleslaw                                                                                                                     $1.47
Fresh Corn                                                                                                              5 @ .57each

Also on the Menu:
Roasted Beets with goat cheese
Taco layered dip with red and white nacho chips
Jerusalem artichoke salad
Fingerling potato salad
Cucumber and Cherry Tomato salad with the Tzatziki dressing

My friend made Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
I picked up a Walmart brand Smore's kit
I also got a fresh pineapple from Walmart that I cut into slices and we grilled it with sugar cinnamon and topped it with vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche caramel sauce
I also got a little round watermelon that we cut up into slices and then cut out maple leafs with a cookie cutter.
My friend also picked up a Red Velvet Canadian Flag Cake.

I brought over some Walter Caesar mix that I had and topped it off with celery and of course a Canadian Flag and a celery salt rim and ice.
And of course there was lot's of wine, perrier and water too along with the strawberry lemonade which tasted very refreshing.

I think we had as much dessert as we did dinner.

I spent just under $100 at Walmart and that fed 5 people and enough for 6.

We decked out the table family style so it wasn't fancy but very fun and festive.
Everything tasted fantastic and the weather was beautiful after 2 solid days of gloomy rain.  

We were really surprised on how much we enjoyed the Applewood Smoked Bacon and cheese Stuffed Burgers.  Because of the cheese inside they were moist and flavourful.  I would recommend them anytime.   I bought sliced cheese but skipped it because you could see the cheese oozing out so it really didn't need it.

We kind of had a Pot Luck style BBQ with some things I had made at home,  some things BBQ essentials that I picked up at Walmart and a few other things we either purchased or made.

You can really have a great BBQ on a Budget if you pick up a few great things like some great Burgers like the Our Finest ones we tried and get some great hamburger buns and some condiments.  We really liked the Our Finest Chipotle BBQ sauce.  Add some fresh coleslaw and some fresh corn on the cob and some cherry tomato and cucumber salad or you can even skewer them.  We also skewered some of the cherry tomatoes with some boconcini cheese that my friend had but we forgot about them until after we had everything.

Since you already have the BBQ going the grilled pineapple is also a great easy idea or just toast up some marshmallow after you finish grilling your meal.

We grilled the corn but you can also grill peppers, zucchini or even potatoes and asparagus.  These are some of my favourite things that grilling really enhances.

Get creative and find some great food and friends and spark up that grill whether you do it at home or on a campsite or at a local park.  It's always fun and the food is always better this way.
Don't forget the Canadian Flags, hats, and festive decorations.

Enjoy a safe and Happy Canada Day!

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada, as part of the Our Finest program. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

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