With 4th of July only one week away, it’s time to start planning the menu. If you’re in Canada gearing up for Canada day or in any other country in the world just looking for a tasty meal suggestion, this post applies to you, as well. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good BBQ?
Whether you’re cooking for the masses or just looking to make a delicious, patriotic meal for yourself, this BBQ on a budget is sure to make your mouth water.
Let’s start with homemade burgers. Thumb through your local grocery store fliers for sales on ground beef, or head to a big box store like Costco or Sam’s Club to take advantage of their regular bulk deals. To learn how to grill the perfect burger, click here to watch Mr. Handsome’s grilling tutorial. Make sure to buy buns, or just pick up a loaf of bread and toast and season the pieces individually.
While you’re at the store, pick up some corn on the cob. This time of year, delicious sweet corn is easy to come buy, and you’ll usually find great prices. Who doesn’t love a good 8 for $2.00 deal?
After you grab the corn, pick up some on-sale fruit (preferably types that can add a little red, white, and blue to your spread, like watermelon, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries).
For a side dish, throw together my healthy pasta salad.
When it comes to dessert and drinks, the sky is the limit. Whip up my easy blueberry pie or my even easier blueberry cobbler. If you want your guests to love you forever, make a batch of homemade mocha smoothies. On Thursday, I’m going to share an easy way to add a festive flair to even the most plain looking drinks.