Ah, another long weekend winding down – the sights, sounds and tastes of summer still fresh in my mind. Of course, this Canada Day long weekend was slightly less than perfect since I’m still getting over a summer cold. However, nothing makes a gal feel better than family, food and fun!
We decided to postpone Friday’s Canada Day celebration until earlier this afternoon so that I’d have a chance to recuperate. My parents, brother and sister-in-law came over for a BBQ-licious good time, and we had a blast! I was a little worried about the heat (we have full afternoon sun and the humidex temperature creeped up to 35 degrees Celsius) but we moved lunch inside and saved the outdoor fun for when the 4:00pm shade settled in.
Inspired to create a new burger, I checked out the WONDER+ SimplyFree recipes available through the Canadian Living, Summer Fun Comes Naturally site. I decided that the Juicy Extra-Lean Burgers were good to go; I had all the ingredients on hand, loved that the prep work was quick and easy, and I’m always looking for healthier, lower fat options.
Here’s my resident grill master with the burgers:
|MY SUMMER CHEF|
|EXTRA LEAN BURGERS ON THE GRILL|
|VEGETARIANS NEED NOT APPLY|
We also added a few turkey sausages in the mix, but I can’t take the credit for making those :) We teamed ’em all up with WONDER+ SimplyFree hamburger and hot dog buns, which are the perfect complement to a scrumptious BBQ. WONDER+ SimplyFree is the 1st Canadian National branded line of hamburger & hotdog buns FREE OF artificial preservatives, artificial flavours and artificial colours. They are also made with NO high fructose corn syrup, and like all products from WONDER, made with unbleached wheat flour. Loves it!
|LOVE THOSE WONDER+ SIMPLY FREE BUNS|
(For those of you WONDERing, they taste exactly like the regular WONDER buns you’ve come to know and love. Seriously, there’s no difference at all – they’ve taken all the bad stuff out and left the good stuff in. A win-win!)
Here’s my fam digging into the yummy meal…
|MY LOVELY SIL, DAD AND MOM|
|HUBBY, RYDER AND MY BRO|
Want to throw a BBQ of your own? When you purchase WONDER+ SimplyFree buns, enter to win a BBQ party worth $5,000 through a unique PIN found on specially marked packages. The grand prize includes a Weber Genesis Propane BBQ (!), $50.00 CDN worth of WONDER+ SimplyFree product coupons, a $500 CDN grocery gift card, a $1,500 gift card towards a patio set (!) and a $1,450 gift card towards an Outdoor stereo system. Holy Hannah! I just entered two PINS… cross your fingers for me! Party at Lena’s!
How did you spend your long weekend? Was BBQ on the menu? I cannot wait until the next one comes along… food, family and fun… I can get used to this!