Sunday Dinner: BBQ!

Normally we like to take it easy on Sunday afternoons…which means leftovers for dinner and no cooking for me. But last weekend there was nothing – I mean nothing – to eat. Thank goodness that, after a 2 hour nap, I actually felt like cooking! While I mixed up our favorite chicken BBQ sauce, Daddy hung the new swing we got for our Claire Baby.

The swing was an extreme hit. It’s wonderful for all the time we spend outside in the sunshine, when the little girl gets tired of toddling and just wants to relax  with a good view of everyone’s activities.

The swing was $17 at BJ’s, for those wondering. We’d been watching Craig’s List for a while, but not found anything, so we jumped on this when I saw it last week.

We had a lovely dinner, with Sherri Water’s Herbed Potato Wedges,  BBQ chicken, and steamed broccoli with cheese sauce. I had so much fun making dinner that night that I have made it my goal to get a nap every day this week…it just makes the evening tasks so much more bearable – and in this case, actually enjoyable. So far we’re 2 for 3. 🙂

Holden Family Favorite BBQ Chicken 
(based on the famous Cornell Sauce)
1 c. cider vinegar
1/2 c. oil (I use Olive Oil)
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 egg
Whir this all in your mixer until it’s a slightly thick, whitish sauce. Pour over your chicken pieces (split halves, breasts, legs, drumsticks, whatever you like!) and marinade in the fridge for up to 24 hours. (or as little as two minutes if you’re hungry and forgot to plan ahead, like me!) Grill however you like, dipping the chicken pieces regularly in the remaining sauce (as Jeremy’s doing in the photo above). Any leftover sauce can be simmered and served as dipping sauce for the chicken when it’s finished. (If you’re like the Holden’s, you’ll make a double batch of the marinade so there’s LOTS of dipping sauce – everyone likes a little bowl of it by their plate at dinner!) Sauce will keep in the fridge for a week to 10 days.

This recipe as well as our other family favorite, Teryaki BBQ sauce, can both be found in my ebook, “Real {Fast} Food”, which also contains lots of time-saving tips for preparing nourishing meals for your family even when you’re too busy or tired to spend much time in the kitchen! Get your copy for just $6!
This is part of Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter.

3 responses to “Sunday Dinner: BBQ!”

  1. Traci Avatar

    I can vouch for the sauce, because it's almost the same recipe that I use! (mine has more salt but otherwise is the same) I actually marinaded some for mike to cook for the kids whilest I'm away this weekend, lol!

  2. Aurora Avatar

    I love the pictures of Claire in the swing! Especially the first one. It's so full of life and she looks so happy! Wonderful!

  3. Miki Avatar

    My goodness Claire looks so much like big brother in these pics!

    And I have become an ardent advocate of the midday snooze myself. I even have it on my schedule! As you said, it really makes such a difference in how the rest of the day goes☺

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