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Thread: Something tasty for a BBQ

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    Good Morning to all my quilting friends. My son is turning 28 this coming up weekend and I am hosting a BBQ for him. But I am very tired of the same old potatoe salad, pea salad, cole slaw stuff. I was hoping that with so many wonderful friends here from all over the world that maybe you all could give me some new fresh ideas. I would really appreciate it if someone would share a recipe with me that is a tried and true sucess for a get together. Thank you all in advance.

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    Marinated Veggie Salad .... chop up assorted fresh veggies and add some italian dressing (or other dressing as you choose). Stir and let marinade.

    If you want to add some protein to that ... add some chick peas to the mix, or top with crumbled feta when ready to serve.

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    Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad
    Homemade Baked Beans
    Deviled Eggs
    Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    I have really great receipes for all if you are interested.

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    While you have the BBQ on ... do some roasted veggies!! mmmmm!

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    We made these grilled chicken thighs Tandoori yesterday. They were delicious. You marinade the thighs in a yogurt sauce for a few hours and throw them on the BBQ.

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    Pea salad

    1 can green giant peas
    1 can green giant shoe peg corn
    1 can green giant french style green been
    1 onion
    1 cup cerlery
    1/2 cup of cooked tender crisp caulflower

    dressing

    bring this to a boil

    1 1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup oil
    3/4 cup vineger
    1 ts salt
    1/2 ts pepper

    allow to cool a little before adding to veggies. refrigerate overnite.

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    AnneVC's Lemon Blueberry Chicken Salad was delicious when I made it. Best to make ahead to let the flavours meld.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-124214-1.htm#3291096

    There's several other recipes on that thread you might like too!

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    grilled corn. :)

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    Watergate Salad---YUMMY---Always a hit

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/...lad-53771.aspx

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    grilled ceasar salad. Cut Romaine lettuce, lengthwise, into quarters. It holds together because of the core. Then grill, cut side down til browned, remove from grill,drizzle with Caesar salad dressing (I make my own, a bit of dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic clove, a squeeze of anchovy paste, salt, pepper, fresh parsley, olive oil beaten together). Sounds weird but so far, everyone I've made it for has raved.

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    Asian slaw is good! Or a cauliflower/cashew salad. Others have mentioned grilled corn or grilled vegies and I love those in the summer. Cut up watermelon and cantaloupe and sliced tomatoes are great too. These are local in NC in the summer and are usually on sale somewhere. We also have a lot of roadside stands selling produce in the summer. Southern Living magazine has a website with great summer barbeque ideas. They always have recipes for anything you could want to serve. It's a great resource.

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    Our family picnics usually last for a long time, and the kids and men gripe about being hungry for a long time before we get around to feeding them. So I fix a big bag of munchies and put them in a huge, clean, transparent garbage bag.

    Bushel of popped corn
    Huge plastic container of some pretty, multicolored junk cereal.
    Whole bunch of trail mix

    Mix all together and put in gallon zip locs, keep them in garbage bag so it can be seen by starving people.

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    I was in New Orleans for the day on Sat. and we ate lunch at some little hole in the wall place. Was skeptical at first but the food was awesome. I has some potato salad that had a little "bite" to it, but was soooooo good. I cornered the cook for the recipe. He said just to boil your potatoes in crab boil, then make the potato salad same as you normally would. I am definitely going to try it.

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    I posted my recipe for Cole Slaw with almonds and cranberries on the recipe site awhile back. It always goes over well, fast and easy to make, different. I can also send you my recipe for Mediterranean Bean Salad and/or Chipotle Potato Salad.
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    A couple of my favorite salads links;
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/good-fo...ad/detail.aspx

    you can use cherry or grape tomatoes halved instead of large tomatoes diced also.

    or

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/fresh-b...ad/detail.aspx

    With the broccoli to cut time you can buy the broccoli shredded,cut and ready for use in most produce depts. I always buy a small crown to cut up to add the to salad for the florets.

    This is also one of my favorite sides to serve with anything bbq it is a spicy corn relish.
    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...recipe=1617548
    Just be careful when adding the sriracha or red chillie sauce. Start with a little and add till your comfortable with the heat. Remember it is easy to make it hot but not so easy to make it not hot. I always start with a little.

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    How about some homemade Salsa & Chips

    Ingredients:
    • 3 large tomatoes, seeded & chopped
    • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt, to taste
    • 1 medium mild or sweet onion, chopped
    • 1 - 2 clove crushed fresh garlic
    • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, chopped
    • juice from 1 lime
    • ¼ tsp dried oregano
    • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    Mix all ingredients together.
    Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

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    We also grab a bag of any pasta, boil it then drain it in and run cold water to help cool it down. Add diced ham, or chicken, minced green and red peppers, red onions, garlic (if you like) and add in some olive oil with balsamic vinegar and toss. Around our place it goes quickly.

    We also take cucumbers sliced them about 1" thick use a melon baller to removed about 1/2 the seeds in the center and then add some soft cream cheese (we use the ones that have herbs added to them) that goes in the center of the cucumber.

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    If you do chicken or pork, I have a fruit-salsa recipe that goes really well with them. I just cut a mango, an avocado, and half a red bell pepper into small dice, then mix it up with a handful of minced fresh cilantro and a squirt of lime juice. It's very healthy and refreshing all on its own as a salad, but I really like it best with cumin-seasoned pork or lime chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SparkMonkey
    If you do chicken or pork, I have a fruit-salsa recipe that goes really well with them. I just cut a mango, an avocado, and half a red bell pepper into small dice, then mix it up with a handful of minced fresh cilantro and a squirt of lime juice. It's very healthy and refreshing all on its own as a salad, but I really like it best with cumin-seasoned pork or lime chicken.
    Oh that sounds good I need to make that myself! lol

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    Heres another cold one

    Texas caviar

    1 green pepper chopped
    1 onion chopped
    1 can of chili peppers drained
    1 can of corn drained
    1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
    2 tomatoes diced
    1 TB chili powder
    about 2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 cup house italian dressing

    refrigerate for at least 2 hours, serve with tortilla chips

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    Broccoli salad
    Broccoli salad

    1 bunch of fresh broccoli
    1/2 chopped onion (red)
    1/2 cp rasians
    6 cooked slices of bacon, crumbled
    1/4 cp sunflower seeds
    1/2 cup poppy seed dressing and 1/4 cup miracle whip.

    Might go lighter on the dressings depending on the size of your broccoli bunch.

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    Hot slaw :) so yummy. Hot not cold! Cabbage peppers onions bacon with some seasonings for a kick. Always a favorite. Let me know if anyone wants the recipe. :)

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    Hash brown casserole is great for bb

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    Saw this on a cooking show....Grilled Lettuce

    Take a whole head of Romaine lettuce and split in half lengthwise
    Brush olive oil on the cut part and sprinkle salt and pepper
    Grill until just limp.
    Sprinkle lemon juice (optional)

    We like the change from the traditional salad.

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    tuna potato salad! we eat it at every party!

    cooked potatoes, can of tuna in water, pickles and pickled onions, boiled eggs, mayonaise

    chop everything up in small pieces and mix!

    Or pasta salad

    Boiled bowtie/butterfly pasta, red pepper, can of corn, cubes of ham, red onion, parsley, mayonaise

    Cut everything but the pasta in small pieces and mix with the mayonaise, its even better when the pasta is still hot when you mix everything, let it cool down before you eat it

    Two very easy salads that are really yummie, and easy to make, with ingredients most people always have on hand

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